Durdle Door in Autumn on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

Durdle Door during autumn on the Jurassic Coast

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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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Top 10 Things To Do This Winter

You may think that Dorset is the perfect place to visit during the summer for our beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and lush rolling hills. And you wouldn’t be wrong! But did you know that our relaxing hotels, warm and welcoming pubs and uplifting events are just as enticing during winter? If…

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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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Five cycling routes in Dorset for beginners

Autumn is a great time of year to explore Dorset by bike. We’re still getting some lovely sunny days, but now that the weather is cooling down, cycling is that little bit easier – especially if you’re going up hill! If you’re new to cycling or getting back in the saddle after a break, why not try…

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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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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.