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...

Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in February

We love February here in Dorset; the days start to get longer, the air is crisp, and the landscape starts to sprout the colours of Spring. February brings romantic vibes, family half term fun as well as glorious countryside walks and fresh sea air to reinvigorate the soul. Check out our top reasons…

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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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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Dorset

With the summer sunshine lingering longer, September is a great time of year to get out on the water. And if you happen to fall in, the water temperature is at its warmest in the autumn! Whether you are looking to experience a beautiful, calming paddle down a local river or riding some waves on the…

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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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Walx This Way in Swanage!

The Tip of a Jurassic Coast Iceberg of Walking Opportunities! Swanage is in the heart of the Walx HQ area and many activities start from here. Walx is a national and international community of walkers who aim to be healthy and happy. Meeting a changing group of people and the post walk socialising…

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Low Cost Days Out in Dorset

Cutting down on spending may be at the forefront of everyone’s minds this year but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your much needed relaxation and enjoyment time. If you’re looking to get away for a day trip or mini-break, there are plenty of options here for you in Dorset! Take a look at…

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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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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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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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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.