Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens in Dorset

Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens

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Top Wildlife Watching Locations in Dorset

As Dorset is blessed with both countryside and coastal habitats, there are lots of opportunities for wildlife watching in the county. From wild heathlands and coastal downlands to rocky cliffs and island nature reserves, as well as two natural harbours, you’ll find a huge diversity of natural…

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Five cycling routes in Dorset for beginners

Autumn is a great time of year to explore Dorset by bike. We’re still getting some lovely sunny days, but now that the weather is cooling down, cycling is that little bit easier – especially if you’re going up hill! If you’re new to cycling or getting back in the saddle after a break, why not try…

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Family Bike Ride along the North Dorset Trailway

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love exploring family-friendly, off road cycle routes. This is the second part of my family cycle ride, exploring the North Dorset Trailway. In my previous blog, my family and I cycled a 3 mile section of the North Dorset Trailway from…

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Nature; a way of life for Silverlake

Silverlake Estate in Dorset provides safe, secure and breath-taking holiday homes, based around a calm freshwater lake with sweeping views. Discover the pure beauty of Dorset at the Silverlake Estate, which perfectly captures the essence and charm of the local area. At Silverlake, we aim to make…

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The Best Way to Explore Dorset on Foot - Go with a Guide

Dorset is a county that attracts and welcomes thousands of visitors every week, growing in number all the time. Like you, they are keen to experience and enjoy the Jurassic Coast, the hills and valleys, castles and wildlife locals love too. Take all the hassle out of planning a walking route and…

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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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Discover Dorset's Countryside on a Family Bike Ride

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love a cycling adventure, getting out, visiting new places and making lovely memories with my family. Amazingly, there’s still so much on my Dorset ‘to do’ list, so as the sun was shining and we (my husband and 2 children aged 15 and 9)…

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Top 10 Dorset Hill Climbs

There's nothing like the feeling of climbing a huge hill and being rewarded with an incredible view and sense of satisfaction at the top. Dorset's beautiful AONB isn't short of great viewpoints so grab your hiking boots and see how many from this list you can tick off... St Catherine’s Chapel It’s a…

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Eco-friendly Holidays in Dorset

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday that won’t cost the earth and keeps your carbon footprint low? We’ve got some great tips so that you can have a fantastic time in Dorset and be kind to the planet too. How to get here First things first. How are you going to get to Dorset? Using public transport…

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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.