The Purbeck Film Festival (12-27 October) promises gripping documentaries at clifftop Durlston Castle and art-house films in Wareham’s delightfully old-fashioned Rex cinema.
The UK’s longest-running rural film festival, with films to appeal to all, it includes screenings and talks in village halls, pubs and shops across the area. Stay in Wareham at the quintessentially English Priory Hotel, overlooking the picturesque River Frome.
A night’s B&B during the Film Festival costs from £103 pp (two sharing). Film Festival tickets cost from £5.50 pp.
Call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (www.prideofbritainhotels.com).