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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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Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the Sea Dragon

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…

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Discover the Jurassic Coast on a Guided Tour

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…

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Tot-Tastic Days Out in Dorset

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…

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Gold Hill: The Best Street Since Sliced Bread

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…

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Adventure Like the Famous Five in Dorset

Enid Blyton absolutely loved her holidays in Dorset, particularly the Isle of Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years. Some of her best known children's books were inspired by the real places and people she met in Dorset. Spend 72 hours in the Isle of Purbeck and have a jolly good…

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10 Great Reasons to Visit Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

So summer is just around the corner, and you look like you need a holiday! And unless you’ve been in deep hibernation or haven’t yet sobered up from the Christmas break you can’t help but notice all the holiday adverts doing the rounds. The choice is endless, and the lovely old world your oyster…

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Reconnect With Nature in Dorset

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the natural world is super important to human health and wellbeing. Even if you know nothing about nature, just getting outside for some fresh air and exercise makes you feel better and recharges your batteries. Life has been so hectic over…

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