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Moreton is a great site for families, providing a children's playground and a designated area for ball games. And after a long day's exploring or a last-gasp penalty shoot-out with the kids, what could be better than a hearty meal at the nextdoor pub? After that, relax on your own decked balcony and watch the stars come out as you reflect on another perfect day.

Talk about access! This cracking spot is just a short walk from Moreton Station, where you can hop on a train for a day trip to Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth. Nearby Dorchester is a 15-minute drive (or a short bus journey) and well worth a visit, with its many historic attractions, pleasant walks and independent shops. The village of Moreton itself is a half-hour walk away. It's a pretty, low-key place with links to TE Lawrence - better known as Lawrence of Arabia - who is buried in the church grounds. Follow the 'Lawrence of Arabia Walking Trail' to explore the village and local area including Bovington, Clouds Hill, Moreton Church and Lawrence's grave. Big personality aside, this restful little spot has a tearoom in the old school, a beautiful walled garden and a farm shop with cafe.

Head south for a 10-15-minute drive from our Moreton Campsite to Dorset's glorious coastline, where you can park up and enjoy the long ribbons of sand and shingle that wind along the historic South Coast. Weymouth, Osmington Mills, Ringstead Bay, Lulworth Cove and the blue flag beach at Swanage are all within easy reach. The famous fossil beaches of Lyme Regis are around an hour's drive away.

Monkey World is a popular attraction in Wareham, home of over 250 rescued and endangered gibbons, chimpanzees and orangutans. Or if castles and romantic ruins are more your thing, head to dramatic Corfe Castle - its spectacular views across Purbeck are not to be missed. This thousand-year-old fortress was partially demolished in 1646 during the English Civil War, and its fallen walls, arrow loops and secret hideaways breathe haunting tales of a long-lost era.

Continuing the battle theme, youngsters and big kids alike will be awed at the Tank Museum in Bovington, which boasts a fantastic collection of monstrous machines - a perfect trip for a rainy afternoon.

Moreton Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Station Road, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BB