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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Dorset Book Festivals

Dorset has inspired a wealth of writers throughout history, and many have called it home. It’s only fitting...

Dorset Trails by Rail

If you want to explore Dorset’s wonderful countryside and enjoy a day out without your car, we’ve...

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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24 Things to look forward to in Dorset for 2024

2024 is a year full of promise. With award winning beaches and B&Bs, new restaurants and exciting events, there’s lots to feel positive about for the year ahead in Dorset. Here’s what we got to look forward to in 2024… See a giant sea monster If you're planning on watching the BBC’s ‘Attenborough…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in January

From spa days and cosy pubs to quirky events and dog-friendly breaks, start the new year off with a bang by planning a trip to Dorset. New Years Day Dorset has some wonderful and unusual events which will take place on January 1 st 2024. At Lyme Regis, watch as hundreds of numbered plastic ducks race…

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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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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in October

October is a lovely time of year to visit Dorset. As the leaves change from gorgeous green to rusty red and with the rush of summer behind us, the county once again settles into a more relaxed pace. Although the weather may be cooling down and there'll be a few more rainy days, it doesn't mean you…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in September

The ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ is upon us, the point in the year where summer still lingers on, but autumn is beginning to rear its head. The harvest is being gathered, the landscape is coloured golden and the hedgerows are full of blackberries and spiders spinning their silk…

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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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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in July

Whether you are planning a holiday or day trip or just wondering what there is to see and do in Dorset during July, here's some fabulous ideas for how to spend your summer. July really is the time to get outside to enjoy the south coast sunshine and warmer evenings. So, it's not surprising that this…

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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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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.