Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

© Dorset Video Project / Arran Witheford and Brady Gee

Discover the insider's guide to Dorset

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2024 Summer Firework Displays in Dorset

Light up your summer evenings with Dorset’s FREE fireworks displays this July and August! The night sky is set to dazzle as colourful rockets whizz, bang and pop overhead. Kids and grown ups will love seeing the explosion of pyrotechnics, and as the events take place later in the evening, why not…

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Discover the charm of Weymouth

Get ready to discover the charms of Weymouth; the best destination for a summer getaway! Weymouth is ready to welcome you with open arms this summer as it launches the "We Are Weymouth: We Are The Best!" campaign, celebrating its vibrant community, stunning attractions, and delightful culinary…

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Discover Beaminster: A Hidden Gem of Dorset

Jasmine O’Hare and photographer Jayne Jackson share their new favourite spot in Dorset. Nestled in a beautiful natural valley and surrounded by rolling hills is Beaminster, a charming town that’s perfect for a peaceful and relaxing day out. It’s just five miles north of Bridport and ten minutes from…

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Share your Love for Dorset Food & Drink

Love food, love Dorset Dorset is a beautiful county with many farmers, food producers & fishermen feeding its lucky visitors. The county is blessed with lush green pastures that feed some of the best beef and lamb in the country. Dorset dairy herds produce lots of milk that is made into local…

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Explore Dorset On Foot and By Bus

Leave the car behind, let someone else do the driving and explore beautiful Dorset on foot and by bus. All of the following 10 walking routes start at bus stops, and they are either circular or you’ll be able to easily catch a bus back to your start point. They range from 1.5 miles to 15 miles, so…

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Commemorate D-Day in Dorset

Dorset is the place to be to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a variety of events happening across the county. Flypast There will be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast over Portland Bill, Weymouth Cenotaph and Victorian Gardens. The time is yet to be announced and…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in July

Whether you are planning a holiday or day trip or just wondering what there is to see and do in Dorset during July, here's some fabulous ideas for how to spend your summer. July really is the time to get outside to enjoy the south coast sunshine and warmer evenings. So, it's not surprising that this…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in June

June heralds the arrival of summer in Dorset with long days, sunny skies and warm temperatures, meaning there’s plenty of outdoor fun in store if you’re visiting Dorset this month. Dine Al Fresco! With the sun shining in all its glory, it’s the perfect time of year to dine al fresco! Here in Dorset…

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10 Great Places to Visit During Dorset Art Weeks

25 MAY - 9 JUNE 2024 Discover Dorset’s creative community, featuring contemporary work from over 500 artists and makers exhibiting in 266 venues in open studios, group shows, galleries and events across the county. Here are some of the great places you can visit during the two week visual arts…

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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.