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...

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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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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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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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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Dorset Trails by Rail

If you want to explore Dorset’s wonderful countryside and enjoy a day out without your car, we’ve picked out a great selection of walks which start from towns with railway stations. White Hart Link The White Hart Link connects the five north Dorset towns of Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum…

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10 Places to Eat Al-fresco in Dorset

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al-fresco dining in Dorset? Check out our 10 places to lunch, fine dine, sip cocktails or simply enjoy a delicious cream tea sat amongst Dorset’s finest scenery. Watch House Café, West Bay This easy-going beachside café in the heart of West Bay offers…

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A Locals Guide to the Best Picnic spots in Dorset

Hi everyone, it’s Jess from the team here! This year marks my twelfth year anniversary of living and working in this stupendous part of the country and I’m proud to say that I can now officially call myself a local! With the weather warming up, my family and I have been relishing the chance to dine…

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Reconnect with the water in Dorset

Here is our third ‘Reconnect with…’ blog encouraging visitors to Dorset to take the time to slow down and appreciate their surroundings. This time it’s all about water and we’ve got some great ideas to get you back in touch with your inner water baby. What’s SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP for…

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2 Days in Dorset's Weymouth and Portland

Enjoy the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth, followed by the wild landscapes of the Isle of Portland on this 2 day short break to the Dorset coast. Photo - Weymouth Harbour © Richie's Incredible Britain Perfect for a weekend escape, this 48 hour itinerary visits the harbourside town of Weymouth on day 1…

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5 Reasons to go Glamping in Dorset

Boasting some of Britain’s best scenery and weather, what better way to experience Dorset than with a holiday in the great outdoors? Glamping offers a truly unique experience and combines the comforts of home while getting you closer to nature. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite reasons to…

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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.