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...

Explore Dorset On Foot and By Bus

Leave the car behind, let someone else do the driving and explore beautiful Dorset on foot and by bus. All of the following 10 walking routes start at bus stops, and they are either circular or you’ll be able to easily catch a bus back to your start point. They range from 1.5 miles to 15 miles, so…

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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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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 about the foodie festivals taking place this year and plan your 2024 gourmet adventure. 30 March -…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

With the shortest day of the year being this Friday, 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…

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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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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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Christmas Gift Voucher Guide

Christmas is the season of giving, and what better present to give than the gift of a fantastic experience in Dorset. A gift voucher is the perfect present for the person who has everything, giving them the choice of when to use the voucher. Our farm parks and animal rescue centres also have animal…

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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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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the beach, Dorset has many fantastic paddleboarding locations for all abilities and weather. If you're a beginner, we recommend that you have a paddleboarding lesson with an instructor…

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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.