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 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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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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Discover delicious Dorset on foot or by bike

Dorset is renowned for its delicious local produce. From chocolate and cheese to ice-cream and apple cake, it’s all made in Dorset. And with its mild climate, the county is home to many vineyards, cider farms, orchards and breweries, who not only produce delicious drinks, but many of them also offer…

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Culture On The Coast

Experience arts and creativity by the sea this winter. Dorset-born creative Jasmine O'Hare celebrates some of the finest (and warmest) galleries on our glorious south coast. We have some cold weather ahead of us, and although Dorset’s coastline may be chilly, there are spectacular seaside spots…

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Cosy Hotels for a Winter Break in Dorset

Whether you want a log fire and a page turner, a holistic massage and a sauna, or a 300-strong selection of whiskies to see you through the chilly evenings, these cosy hotels in Dorset, selected by the Good Hotel Guide, are perfect for a winter break. Cocktails and cloisters Housed in a 16th Century…

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Unwind on a Perfect Spa Break in Dorset

Take time out from the pressures of modern life and be kind to yourself with a relaxing, pampering spa break in the heart of rural Dorset. Surround yourself with fresh air and breath-taking rolling countryside in this National Landscape. Whether you need to rebalance your Zen, relax your mind, body…

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Best of Dorset - Top Things to do for Couples

Renowned for its beautiful coastline, famous landmarks and picturesque villages, Dorset is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Whether you fancy a relaxing stroll or trying your hand at thrilling water sports, Dorset really does have it all. To celebrate all that this stunning region has to…

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Top 5 Location Vacations in Dorset

Have you ever watched your favourite show and been blown away by the scenery? Or maybe you’ve vowed to book your next holiday to that beautiful beach you’ve seen on the big screen? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then you’re amongst thousands of tourists that have travelled specifically to…

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Dorset's Best Sunrise and Sunset Locations

Each year, people across the country gather to celebrate one of the UK's most ancient festivals - the Summer Solstice. In this blog, Visit Dorset has teamed up with some of the county’s best photographers to share their favourite sunrise and sunset locations. Happy scrolling! Swyre Head The highest…

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Top 10 Places to Propose in Dorset

If you’re looking for the perfect setting to get down on one knee and pop the big question, there are many beautiful locations to create those everlasting memories. Our amazing landscapes and iconic landmarks make the county a stunning backdrop for your romantic gesture. And with nearly 100 miles of…

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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.