Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens in Dorset

Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens

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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...

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural World Heritage Site and was designated for its unique geology. This world famous coastline is located between Studland in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon. It is the only place on Earth where you can see rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time…

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Autumn in historic Dorchester

Autumn is finally here in sunny Dorset, fields are being harvested and tree-lined avenues are turning from green to gold and auburn - there are conkers and acorns underfoot! This is the perfect time of year to visit the cultural heritage capital of Dorset. Dorchester, Dorset’s County Town and the…

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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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Dorchester and Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Get away far from the madding crowds to spend a relaxing couple of days in Thomas Hardy country. Enjoy woodland walks, cosy inns and immerse yourself in the life and works of one of England's greatest writers with our 48 hour itinerary. The 19th century novelist and poet is Dorset’s most famous…

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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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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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Haunted Dorset

Halloween is the time of year when the supernatural are at their most hair-raising and spine-chilling. Feel your skin crawl as you stand amidst ghostly occupants of Dorset’s spooky pubs, stately homes and historic buildings where paranormal activity haunts the grounds and current residents. A…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to visit with so much going on and things to do aplenty so we thought we’d help you plan your time by giving you our top 10 things to do in Lyme Regis! 1. Beach Days Lyme Regis boasts some fantastic family beaches so pack up your bucket and spade and get ready for some…

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The Top Things to See and Do in Swanage

Swanage is the perfect getaway destination for all seasons. Swanage is located on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and is the Eastern Gateway for exploring the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Visit the award winning and family friendly Swanage beach Popular with all generations and evoking…

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Top 5 Location Vacations in Dorset

Have you ever watched your favourite show and been blown away by the scenery? Or maybe you’ve vowed to book your next holiday to that beautiful beach you’ve seen on the big screen? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then you’re amongst thousands of tourists that have travelled specifically 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.