There’s a whole list of must-see English destinations that pull in visitors from around the world – London, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester, Liverpool, York. But there’s a lot more to the country than the famous spots, and if you loved Oxford’s colleges or the Lake District’s scenery, then there’s bound to be another similar place you might like just as much but don’t know about yet.
On the south coast of England, forming part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, you’ll find the perfect horseshoe-shaped bay of Lulworth Cove. From above it looks like someone’s taken a bite out of the coastline. But when you get close up you can see the layers of rock, bent and twisted out of shape over 150 million years of geological history. The rocks here are packed full of ancient fossils, remnants of the prehistoric creatures that used to swim in the Jurassic Sea. Some of the biggest are on show in the Dorset Country Museum, but you can hunt for your own on Lulworth’s beaches.