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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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The Delights of Christchurch in Dorset

Few places in the country can boast two rivers, two castles, an 11th century Priory Church, a mill of Saxon origin, a medieval bridge and the site of a civil war siege in 1645, so it's no wonder that people have been visiting Christchurch for hundreds of years! Christchurch's spectacular location…

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Dorset's Best Sunrise and Sunset Locations

Each year, people across the country gather to celebrate one of the UK's most ancient festivals - the Summer Solstice. As we can't celebrate the longest day in quite the same way this year, Visit Dorset has teamed up with some of the county’s best photographers to share their favourite sunrise and…

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A Locals Guide to the Best Picnic spots in Dorset

Hi everyone, it’s Jess from the team here! This year marks my twelfth year anniversary of living and working in this stupendous part of the country and I’m proud to say that I can now officially call myself a local! With this long hot summer we’ve been having, my family and I have been relishing the…

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Eco-friendly Holidays in Dorset

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday that won’t cost the earth and keeps your carbon footprint low? We’ve got some great tips so that you can have a fantastic time in Dorset and be kind to the planet too. How to get here First things first. How are you going to get to Dorset? Using public transport…

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Top Ten Car Free Adventures in Dorset

Whether you want an eco-friendly holiday or just want to leave the car at home for the day, we have some great ideas for car free days out in Dorset. From walking the South West Coast Path and cycling through the Dorset countryside to cruising along the Jurassic Coast and enjoying open-top bus…

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Ten Ways to be an Eco-friendly Traveller to Dorset

Travellers around the globe are becoming more aware of the impact they are having on the planet when taking a holiday or short break. You may have heard phrases such as green tourism, sustainable travel and eco-friendly holidays - they are well-known ways of visiting a destination with minimal…

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Reconnect With Nature in Dorset

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the natural world is super important to human health and wellbeing. Even if you know nothing about nature, just getting outside for some fresh air and exercise makes you feel better and recharges your batteries. Life has been so hectic over…

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