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...

3 Days in Dorchester

The county town of Dorchester is located at the heart of Dorset. It has a long history dating from Neolithic times through to the Iron Age, the Romans and civil wars. Its thriving town centre and pretty riverside walks make it a great place for a long weekend or short break. If you happen to be here…

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10 Great Places to Visit in North Dorset

Often forgotten by the thousands of visitors attracted to Dorset’s famous Jurassic coastline, in the northern half of Dorset there lies a beautiful and largely untouched rural landscape waiting to be explored. Just forty minutes from the sea, North Dorset is filled with chocolate-box pretty…

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Discover the Jurassic Coast on a Guided Tour

A great way to discover Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast is on a guided tour. Martin runs Jurassic Coast Guides and his enthusiasm for his work is infectious and his knowledge captivates and inspires everyone, learn more about his story and guiding services here... Where it all began, my story As an…

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Reconnect With the Land Beneath Your Feet in Dorset

This is the second in our series of blogs about reconnecting with Dorset during 2021. This blog is all about exploring our fabulous county on foot as well as learning a little bit of history on your journey. We hope you enjoy some fresh air and feel a spring in your step on these 5 walking routes…

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24 Hours in Sherborne

Nestled in green valleys and wooded hills, Sherborne is without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England and has a reputation for art, antiques and world famous schools. In the morning Spend the morning taking in the delights of the magnificent Abbey and picturesque Almshouse. Take note of…

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Sherborne: Prettiest Town in Dorset?

I must admit I haven’t lived in Dorset all that very long – I said goodbye to London and moved here last summer on a promise of lengthy beaches, dramatic coastline and towns where no one is in a rush. I found everything that was promised and so much more – rolling countryside, chocolate box cottages…

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Gold Hill: The Best Street Since Sliced Bread

As the famous Hovis ‘Boy on the Bike’ advert appears on our TV screens once again, we take a closer look at what there is to see and do on that iconic cobble stoned hill, which contrary to popular belief, is not in the north of England but right here in Dorset! “'Twas like taking bread to the top of…

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Shaftesbury: The High Point of Dorset

Five people who love Shaftesbury reveal the places they recommend to friends and family visiting the town and surrounds. This is a guest blog contributed by Steve Keenan on behalf of Shaftesbury Tourism. Johnnie and Tiggy Walker, DJ and producer Image credit: Shaftesbury News We consider ourselves…

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The Delights of Christchurch in Dorset

Few places in the country can boast two rivers, two castles, an 11th century Priory Church, a mill of Saxon origin, a medieval bridge and the site of a civil war siege in 1645, so it's no wonder that people have been visiting Christchurch for hundreds of years! Christchurch's spectacular location…

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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.