Cerne Giant

Ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas

More about this place

A view of the rolling Dorset countryside from near Cerne Giant on Giants Hill

Explore the Cerne Valley 

The giant overlooks the thriving village of Cerne Abbas, which is the centre for visiting and exploring the local area. The surrounding countryside lies in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, there's plenty more to the Cerne Valley than the iconic giant.

Walking along Hambledon Hill on a summer's evening is glorious

Dorset's hillforts, a visitor's guide 

Discover more about Dorset's ancient hillforts with this new guide.

Cerne Giant

Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.