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...

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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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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Awesome Autumn Colours in Dorset

With the green leaves of summer starting to turn golden yellow, rusty orange and ruby red, it can mean only one thing - autumn is on its way. Dorset’s amazing autumn colours easily rival America’s famous ‘Fall’ - in fact we think they are even better! Stroll through beautiful vistas, breathe in…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in August

The sun is shining (hopefully!), and the county is buzzing with fantastic events, things to do and places to go! We’ve provided our ideas of some of the things you can enjoy during August in Dorset but make sure you check out our Things to Do and What’s On pages! Great places to stay in Dorset First…

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10 Places to Eat Al-fresco in Dorset

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al-fresco dining in Dorset? Check out our 10 places to lunch, fine dine, sip cocktails or simply enjoy a delicious cream tea sat amongst Dorset’s finest scenery. Watch House Café, West Bay This easy-going beachside café in the heart of West Bay offers…

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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 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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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.