Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Knoll Beach in Autumn with pink skies

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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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24 Hours in Sherborne

Nestled in green valleys and wooded hills, Sherborne is without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England and has a reputation for art, antiques and world famous schools. In the morning Spend the morning taking in the delights of the magnificent Abbey and picturesque Almshouse. Take note of…

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Gold Hill: The Best Street Since Sliced Bread

As the famous Hovis ‘Boy on the Bike’ advert appears on our TV screens once again, we take a closer look at what there is to see and do on that iconic cobble stoned hill, which contrary to popular belief, is not in the north of England but right here in Dorset! “'Twas like taking bread to the top of…

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Adventure Like the Famous Five in Dorset

Enid Blyton absolutely loved her holidays in Dorset, particularly the Isle of Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years. Some of her best known children's books were inspired by the real places and people she met in Dorset. Spend 72 hours in the Isle of Purbeck and have a jolly good…

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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.