Knoll Beach in Autumn with pink skies

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Autumn in historic Dorchester

Autumn is finally here in sunny Dorset, fields are being harvested and tree-lined avenues are turning from green to gold and auburn - there are conkers and acorns underfoot! This is the perfect time of year to visit the cultural heritage capital of Dorset. Dorchester, Dorset’s County Town and the…

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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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2 Days in Dorset's Weymouth and Portland

With the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay arriving at the Isle of Portland on 4th July and the summer sun shining down on these seaside resorts, there's no better time to book a holiday to Weymouth and Portland in Dorset. Enjoy the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth, followed by the wild landscapes of…

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Dorchester and Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Get away far from the madding crowds to spend a relaxing couple of days in Thomas Hardy country. Enjoy woodland walks, cosy inns and immerse yourself in the life and works of one of England's greatest writers on our 48 hour itinerary. The 19th century novelist and poet is Dorset’s most famous…

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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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Winter Walks with Your Dog in Dorset

Dylan's Dorset - a dogs view of winter walks At this time of year, the days may be getting shorter and chillier, but that’s no reason to stay indoors; there’s still plenty to see, do and explore in Dorset. And this season doesn’t necessarily mean muddy walks, though a few of those are good too! It’s…

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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.