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Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out the foodie events and festivals taking place over the next few weeks and plan your gourmet adventure…

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Find your wild in Dorset

It’s no secret that we’re devotees of all things ‘wild’ at Burnbake Campsite and Forest Lodges and we love nothing more than being immersed in nature, living a life of nostalgic simplicity and natural enchantment. We’re spoilt with our location just a few moments away from Corfe Castle, nestled in a…

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Dorset's Dog Friendly Beaches

Dylan's Dorset - a dogs view of Dorset's beaches If you’re planning a visit to Dorset with your four-legged friend, spending some time on Dorset’s world renowned Jurassic Coast is a must. All along the spectacular coastline are beautiful and easily accessible beaches and best of all, many are…

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Top 10 Places to Propose in Dorset

If you’re looking for the perfect setting to get down on one knee and pop the big question, there are many beautiful locations to create those everlasting memories. Our amazing landscapes and iconic landmarks make the county a stunning backdrop for your romantic gesture. And with nearly 100 miles of…

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Dylan's Dorset - A Dog's View of Dorset in Spring

Dorset really is a dream destination for dogs! The combination of beautiful unspoilt countryside, the dramatic Jurassic Coast and stunning beaches makes it ideal for dogs and owners at any time of year. If you live elsewhere in the country and are looking for a great dog-friendly place to visit for…

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The Enchanting Isle of Portland

Hello, I'm Richard, a passionate walker, enthusiastic photographer, and proud resident of the Isle of Portland. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local locations. Since the…

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Wild About Weymouth and Portland?

Hello, I'm Richie, a Dorset based walker, wanderer, photography enthusiast, content creator and an outdoors soul. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local places. Weymouth is…

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Places to Stay with Outdoor Pools in Dorset

Are you looking to avoid the hassle of travelling abroad but still want to relax poolside? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. There are some great places to stay in Dorset with outdoor swimming pools, so grab your beach towel and get ready to enjoy some of the south coast’s best weather…

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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Winter

I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old, and we find new walks and places to visit every week so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Duncliffe Wood One of my favourite places to visit at any time of year is Duncliffe Wood, just west of Shaftesbury…

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Unwind on a Perfect Spa Break in Dorset

Take time out from the pressures of modern life and be kind to yourself with a relaxing, pampering spa break in the heart of rural Dorset. Surround yourself with fresh air and breath-taking rolling countryside in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you need to rebalance your Zen, relax…

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