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Discover Dorset's Countryside on a Family Bike Ride

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love a cycling adventure, getting out, visiting new places and making lovely memories with my family. Amazingly, there’s still so much on my Dorset ‘to do’ list, so as the sun was shining and we (my husband and 2 children aged 15 and 9)…

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10 Dorset Adventures You Have to Try

With an abundance of natural beauty to be discovered across the entire county, Dorset has a reputation as one of the UK's top destinations to get active. We’ve picked out 10 of our favourite adventures for you to try on your next visit to Dorset. To whet your appetite, take a few minutes to enjoy…

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Top 5 Location Vacations in Dorset

Have you ever watched your favourite show and been blown away by the scenery? Or maybe you’ve vowed to book your next holiday to that beautiful beach you’ve seen on the big screen? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then you’re amongst thousands of tourists that have travelled specifically to…

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3 Days in Dorchester

The county town of Dorchester is located at the heart of Dorset. It has a long history dating from Neolithic times through to the Iron Age, the Romans and civil wars. Its thriving town centre and pretty riverside walks make it a great place for a long weekend or short break. If you happen to be here…

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10 Places to Eat Al-fresco in Dorset

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al-fresco dining in Dorset? Check out our 10 places to lunch, fine dine, sip cocktails or simply enjoy a delicious cream tea sat amongst Dorset’s finest scenery. Watch House Café, West Bay This easy-going beachside café in the heart of West Bay offers…

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Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the Sea Dragon

In January 2016 a local fossil hunter, Chris Moore, discovered a brand new species of Ichthyosaur in Lyme Regis and Sir David Attenborough helped uncover the story behind the Sea Dragon! Discovery of The Sea Dragon Chris first discovered the new species of fish lizard following a storm in January…

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Discover the Jurassic Coast on a Guided Tour

A great way to discover Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast is on a guided tour. Martin runs Jurassic Coast Guides and his enthusiasm for his work is infectious and his knowledge captivates and inspires everyone, learn more about his story and guiding services here... Where it all began, my story As an…

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Tot-Tastic Days Out in Dorset

As any parent of young children will know, days out with 1 - 3 year olds can take quite a bit of planning! That's why Jess from the Visit Dorset team has listed her top picks for a fun, toddler-friendly day out in Dorset. Whilst we can't guarantee they'll be completely tantrum free, we hope it will…

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Reconnect With the Land Beneath Your Feet in Dorset

This is the second in our series of blogs about reconnecting with Dorset during 2021. This blog is all about exploring our fabulous county on foot as well as learning a little bit of history on your journey. We hope you enjoy some fresh air and feel a spring in your step on these 5 walking routes…

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