Knoll Beach in Autumn with pink skies

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Autumn adventures in Swanage

Gone are the days when this historic seaside town was just a place to visit in summer. When the carefree days of summer come to an end, the entertainment continues all year around in Swanage. Swanage experiences some of the best weather on the south coast of England, even rain showers are beautiful…

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Family Bike Ride along the North Dorset Trailway

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love exploring family-friendly, off road cycle routes. This is the second part of my family cycle ride, exploring the North Dorset Trailway. In my previous blog, my family and I cycled a 3 mile section of the North Dorset Trailway from…

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Top 10 things to do in Weymouth

What is there to do in Weymouth? Where do we start! Weymouth is a fantastic place to visit and there is so much to do for all ages! Here are our top 10 ideas but there are lots more! 1. Nothe Fort Nothe Fort is Weymouth’s number 1, award-winning heritage attraction and is a great day out for the…

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Reconnect with the water in Dorset

Here is our third ‘Reconnect with…’ blog encouraging visitors to Dorset to take the time to slow down and appreciate their surroundings. This time it’s all about water and we’ve got some great ideas to get you back in touch with your inner water baby. What’s SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP for…

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the beach, Dorset has many fantastic paddleboarding locations for all abilities and weather. If you're a beginner, we recommend that you have a paddleboarding lesson with an instructor…

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The Best Way to Explore Dorset on Foot - Go with a Guide

Dorset is a county that attracts and welcomes thousands of visitors every week, growing in number all the time. Like you, they are keen to experience and enjoy the Jurassic Coast, the hills and valleys, castles and wildlife locals love too. Take all the hassle out of planning a walking route and…

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Spring Scents in Dorset

The leaves are unfolding and the buds are opening in front of our eyes! Not to forget our noses…spring is bringing freshness and zest on the breeze, adding to our sense of wellbeing. So what better place to go at this time of year than Keyneston Mill, the Dorset home of all things fragrant! This…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

Now that we’ve had the shortest day of the year, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way. Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the calendar…

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All Things Scented in the Heart of Dorset

If you love your fragrances, and particularly natural botanicals, then Keyneston Mill is the place to visit. Just outside Blandford, nestled in the Tarrant Valley, this is the home of Parterre Fragrances where the key ingredients for their high-end niche perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled…

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Winter Pubs Walks in Dorset

It can be tempting to stay snuggled up indoors in the cold weather but winter is in fact one of the most beautiful times to explore the Dorset countryside. The dustings of frost over the hills, magical misty valleys, crisp blue skies and rugged, natural beauty transform the landscape into a…

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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.