Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens in Dorset

Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens

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Dorset Book Festivals

Dorset has inspired a wealth of writers throughout history, and many have called it home. It’s only fitting...

Dorset Trails by Rail

If you want to explore Dorset’s wonderful countryside and enjoy a day out without your car, we’ve...

Dorset Book Festivals

Dorset has inspired a wealth of writers throughout history, and many have called it home. It’s only fitting that this county has an abundance of literary festivals throughout the year. Here’s a round-up of five festivals across beautiful Dorset towns, dedicated to literature, books and writing…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in April

With Dorset's gardens and parks bursting with colourful flowers and warm spring sunshine peeping through the clouds, April is a lovely time of year to visit our county. As average temperatures reach 15°C (59°F) you'll be able to enjoy dining outside at a café, bistro or pub, or even get to spend…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in March

March is a fabulous time of year to visit Dorset; there’s a real feel of Spring in the air, the daffodils are popping up their heads, the lambs are leaping about in the fields and the attractions start to open their doors again for the start of the season. Read on to discover why we love March in…

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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 about the foodie festivals taking place this year and plan your 2024 gourmet adventure. 30 March -…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in February

We love February here in Dorset; the days start to get longer, the air is crisp, and the landscape starts to sprout the colours of Spring. February brings romantic vibes, family half term fun as well as glorious countryside walks and fresh sea air to reinvigorate the soul. Check out our top reasons…

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24 Things to look forward to in Dorset for 2024

2024 is a year full of promise. With award winning beaches and B&Bs, new restaurants and exciting events, there’s lots to feel positive about for the year ahead in Dorset. Here’s what we got to look forward to in 2024… See a giant sea monster If you're planning on watching the BBC’s ‘Attenborough…

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Jewels of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural World Heritage Site and was designated for its unique geology. This world famous coastline is located between Studland in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon. It is the only place on Earth where you can see rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

With the shortest day of the year being this Friday, 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…

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Autumn & Winter in Dorchester

This month, our guest blog writer Jasmine from the Arts Development Company shares her favourite place to visit in Dorchester during the Autumn and Winter months. This beautiful, historic market town of Dorchester is the perfect destination in the colder months. It offers plenty of activities to…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in January

From spa days and cosy pubs to quirky events and dog-friendly breaks, start the new year off with a bang by planning a trip to Dorset. New Years Day Dorset has some wonderful and unusual events which take place on January 1 st . At Lyme Regis, watch as hundreds of numbered plastic ducks race down the…

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What does your Dorset look like? Adventures on our epic coastline? Visiting attractions with family? A walk through the beautiful countryside? Or perhaps a chilled out evening eating and drinking with friends? Discover a sample of your #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.