Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

© Dorset Video Project / Arran Witheford and Brady Gee

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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Top 10 Things To Do This Winter

You may think that Dorset is the perfect place to visit during the summer for our beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and lush rolling hills. And you wouldn’t be wrong! But did you know that our relaxing hotels, warm and welcoming pubs and uplifting events are just as enticing during winter? If…

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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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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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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Winter

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old. Me and my human find new walks and places to visit every week so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Duncliffe Wood One of my favourite places to visit at any time of year is…

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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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Top 10 Dorset Hill Climbs

There's nothing like the feeling of climbing a huge hill and being rewarded with an incredible view and sense of satisfaction at the top. Dorset's beautiful National Landscape isn't short of great viewpoints so grab your hiking boots and see how many from this list you can tick off... St Catherine’s…

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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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Tot-Tastic Days Out in Dorset

As any parent of young children will know, days out with 1 - 3 year olds can take quite a bit of planning! That's why Jess from the Visit Dorset team has listed her top picks for a fun, toddler-friendly day out in Dorset. Whilst we can't guarantee they'll be completely tantrum free, we hope it will…

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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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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.