Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in October

October is a lovely time of year to visit Dorset. As the leaves change from gorgeous green to rusty red and with the rush of summer behind us, the county once again settles into a more relaxed pace. Although the weather may be cooling down and there'll be a few more rainy days, it doesn't mean you…

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

With the summer sunshine lingering longer, September is a great time of year to get out on the water. And if you happen to fall in, the water temperature is at its warmest in the autumn! Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the…

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Awesome Autumn Colours in Dorset

With the green leaves of summer starting to turn golden yellow, rusty orange and ruby red, it can mean only one thing - autumn is on its way. Dorset’s amazing autumn colours easily rival America’s famous ‘Fall’ - in fact we think they are even better! Stroll through beautiful vistas, breathe in…

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Free Things to Do in Weymouth

With its mile long esplanade overlooking the Jurassic Coast, sweeping Georgian seafront, charming harbour and glorious sandy beach that was recently voted Number One in Britain by The Times & Sunday Times, Weymouth epitomises the quintessential British beach resort. But a day out in Weymouth doesn’t…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in September

The ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ is upon us, the point in the year where summer still lingers on, but autumn is beginning to rear its head. The harvest is being gathered, the landscape is coloured golden and the hedgerows are full of blackberries and spiders spinning their silk…

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Discover delicious Dorset on foot or by bike

Dorset is renowned for its delicious local produce. From chocolate and cheese to ice-cream and apple cake, it’s all made in Dorset. And with its mild climate, the county is home to many vineyards, cider farms, orchards and breweries, who not only produce delicious drinks, but many of them also offer…

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Immersive Events in Dorset this Summer

Our guest blog writer Jasmine O’Hare, from the Arts Development Company, shares her top immersive experiences this summer. Dorset is home to so many incredible events and festivals during the summer months. From world-famous festivals to community events, there are experiences to suit everyone. I’m…

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Top 10 reasons to visit Monart Spa this summer

Opened by HRH King Charles III in 2019, family owned Monart Spa has won fans and awards with its state-of-the-art thermal suite, sumptuous decor and highly trained therapists offering you rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to give you a wonderful sense of wellbeing. Monart was awarded Best Spa in…

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Dorchester - the Home of Hillforts and Henges

Following on from last year’s successful event, Home of Hillforts & Henges is back in 2023, taking place in Dorchester from 28 th to 30 th July. As part of the national CBA Festival of Archaeology, the 3-day festival will comprise a series of walks, talks and activities at multiple locations around…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in August

The sun is shining (hopefully!), and the county is buzzing with fantastic events, things to do and places to go! We’ve provided our ideas of some of the things you can enjoy during August in Dorset but make sure you check out our Things to Do and What’s On pages! Great places to stay in Dorset First…

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Dorset handrawn heart Jurassic Coast

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.