Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens in Dorset

Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens

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Unlock the secrets to what makes Dorset so special through the lens of our bloggers....we're sure you'll be inspired to make a visit and create your own story, leaving with memories to last a lifetime!

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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...

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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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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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in May

May is a wonderful time of year to visit Dorset, the days are warm and mild making it perfect for getting out and exploring, the countryside is awash with colour, the sea sparkles in the sunlight and the county has plenty of events and attractions to visit….not to mention that there’s 2 bank…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in April

With Dorset's gardens and parks bursting with colourful flowers and warm spring sunshine peeping through the clouds, April is a lovely time of year to visit our county. As average temperatures reach 15°C (59°F) you'll be able to enjoy dining outside at a café, bistro or pub, or even get to spend…

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Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out about the foodie festivals taking place this year and plan your 2024 gourmet adventure. 30 March -…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in February

We love February here in Dorset; the days start to get longer, the air is crisp, and the landscape starts to sprout the colours of Spring. February brings romantic vibes, family half term fun as well as glorious countryside walks and fresh sea air to reinvigorate the soul. Check out our top reasons…

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24 Things to look forward to in Dorset for 2024

2024 is a year full of promise. With award winning beaches and B&Bs, new restaurants and exciting events, there’s lots to feel positive about for the year ahead in Dorset. Here’s what we got to look forward to in 2024… See a giant sea monster If you're planning on watching the BBC’s ‘Attenborough…

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Jewels of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural World Heritage Site and was designated for its unique geology. This world famous coastline is located between Studland in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon. It is the only place on Earth where you can see rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time…

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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.