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5 Reasons to go Glamping in Dorset

Boasting some of Britain’s best scenery and weather, what better way to experience Dorset than with a holiday in the great outdoors? Glamping offers a truly unique experience and combines the comforts of home while getting you closer to nature. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite reasons to…

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Nature; a way of life for Silverlake

Silverlake Estate in Dorset provides safe, secure and breath-taking holiday homes, based around a calm freshwater lake with sweeping views. Discover the pure beauty of Dorset at the Silverlake Estate, which perfectly captures the essence and charm of the local area. At Silverlake, we aim to make…

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The Best Way to Explore Dorset on Foot - Go with a Guide

Dorset is a county that attracts and welcomes thousands of visitors every week, growing in number all the time. Like you, they are keen to experience and enjoy the Jurassic Coast, the hills and valleys, castles and wildlife locals love too. Take all the hassle out of planning a walking route and…

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Spring Scents in Dorset

The leaves are unfolding and the buds are opening in front of our eyes! Not to forget our noses…spring is bringing freshness and zest on the breeze, adding to our sense of wellbeing. So what better place to go at this time of year than Keyneston Mill, the Dorset home of all things fragrant! This…

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Discover Hidden Dorset

Tucked inside our wonderful Wareham woodland, we’re no strangers to being told that Burnbake feels like a charming discovery from the folk who stay with us, so we wanted to return the favour. We all know Dorset’s most famous beauty spots, such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, along with its quaint…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

Now that we’ve had the shortest day of the year, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way. Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the calendar…

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All Things Scented in the Heart of Dorset

If you love your fragrances, and particularly natural botanicals, then Keyneston Mill is the place to visit. Just outside Blandford, nestled in the Tarrant Valley, this is the home of Parterre Fragrances where the key ingredients for their high-end niche perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled…

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

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old. Me and my human 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…

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Cosy Hotels for a Winter Break in Dorset

Whether you want a log fire and a page turner, a holistic massage and a sauna, or a 300-strong selection of whiskies to see you through the chilly evenings, these cosy hotels in Dorset, selected by the Good Hotel Guide, are perfect for a winter break. Cocktails and cloisters Housed in a 16th Century…

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Dorset Hotels for Bookworms

Thomas Hardy, Enid Blyton, Ian McEwan, John Meade Faulkner, Jane Austen, John Fowles: Dorset has more than its fair share of bookish connections, so it’s no wonder that several book festivals have grown up around this literary heritage. Here, the Good Hotel Guide has paired some of its favourite…

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