I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love a cycling adventure, getting out, visiting new places and making lovely memories with my family. Amazingly, there’s still so much on my Dorset ‘to do’ list, so as the sun was shining and we (my husband and 2 children aged 15 and 9)…Read More
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With an abundance of natural beauty to be discovered across the entire county, Dorset has a reputation as one of the UK's top destinations to get active. We’ve picked out 10 of our favourite adventures for you to try on your next visit to Dorset. To whet your appetite, take a few minutes to enjoy…Read More
The county town of Dorchester is located at the heart of Dorset. It has a long history dating from Neolithic times through to the Iron Age, the Romans and civil wars. Its thriving town centre and pretty riverside walks make it a great place for a long weekend or short break. If you happen to be here…Read More
There's nothing like the feeling of climbing a huge hill and being rewarded with an incredible view and sense of satisfaction at the top. Dorset's beautiful AONB isn't short of great viewpoints so grab your hiking boots and see how many from this list you can tick off... St Catherine’s Chapel It’s a…Read More
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…Read More
In January 2016 a local fossil hunter, Chris Moore, discovered a brand new species of Ichthyosaur in Lyme Regis and Sir David Attenborough helped uncover the story behind the Sea Dragon! Discovery of The Sea Dragon Chris first discovered the new species of fish lizard following a storm in January…Read More
A great way to discover Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast is on a guided tour. Martin runs Jurassic Coast Guides and his enthusiasm for his work is infectious and his knowledge captivates and inspires everyone, learn more about his story and guiding services here... Where it all began, my story As an…Read More
As any parent of young children will know, days out with 1 - 3 year olds can take quite a bit of planning! That's why Jess from the Visit Dorset team has listed her top picks for a fun, toddler-friendly day out in Dorset. Whilst we can't guarantee they'll be completely tantrum free, we hope it will…Read More
Sandbanks Home to the rich and famous, Sandbanks is known for its extremely expensive houses. But, it’s not hard to see why the property market is so hot in this area. Who wouldn’t want to live here, with views of the coast and beautifully golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see? At the…Read More
As the famous Hovis ‘Boy on the Bike’ advert appears on our TV screens once again, we take a closer look at what there is to see and do on that iconic cobble stoned hill, which contrary to popular belief, is not in the north of England but right here in Dorset! “'Twas like taking bread to the top of…Read More
So summer is just around the corner, and you look like you need a holiday! And unless you’ve...
A great way to discover Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast is on a guided tour. Martin runs...