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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

Now that we’ve had the shortest day of the year, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way. Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the calendar…

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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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Dorset Hotels for Bookworms

Thomas Hardy, Enid Blyton, Ian McEwan, John Meade Faulkner, Jane Austen, John Fowles: Dorset has more than its fair share of bookish connections, so it’s no wonder that several book festivals have grown up around this literary heritage. Here, the Good Hotel Guide has paired some of its favourite…

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Winter Pubs Walks in Dorset

It can be tempting to stay snuggled up indoors in the cold weather but winter is in fact one of the most beautiful times to explore the Dorset countryside. The dustings of frost over the hills, magical misty valleys, crisp blue skies and rugged, natural beauty transform the landscape into a…

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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you need to rebalance your Zen, relax…

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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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Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out the foodie events and festivals taking place over the next few weeks and plan your gourmet adventure…

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The Enchanting Isle of Portland in Dorset

Hello, I'm Richard, a passionate walker, enthusiastic photographer, and proud resident of the Isle of Portland. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local locations. Since the…

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Wild About Weymouth and Portland?

Hello, I'm Richie, a Dorset based walker, wanderer, photography enthusiast, content creator and an outdoors soul. I love to showcase my adventures through my Instagram account - Richie's Incredible Britain - and have teamed up with Visit Dorset to share some of my favourite local places. Weymouth is…

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