Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens in Dorset

Tulips at Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Discover the insider's guide to Dorset

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...

Dorset Foodie Events & Festivals

Dorset is renowned for its local produce and farmers' markets that you can find sprinkled around the county. There are a range of gourmet celebrations held throughout the year in Dorset. Find out about the foodie festivals taking place this year and plan your 2024 gourmet adventure. 30 March -…

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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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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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Summer in Dorset with your dog

If you are visiting Dorset with your dog this summer and want to know which places are dog friendly, we’ve got some paw-some suggestions for you. For a few practical tips for enjoying days out with your dog during the summer, visit the Dogs Trust website. Read about what time of day is best to walk…

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Top Reasons to Visit Dorset in July

Whether you are planning a holiday or day trip or just wondering what there is to see and do in Dorset during July, here's some fabulous ideas for how to spend your summer. July really is the time to get outside to enjoy the south coast sunshine and warmer evenings. So, it's not surprising that this…

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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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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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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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Places to Stay with Outdoor Pools in Dorset

Are you looking to avoid the hassle of travelling abroad but still want to relax poolside? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. There are some great places to stay in Dorset with outdoor swimming pools, so grab your beach towel and get ready to enjoy some of the south coast’s best weather…

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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.