Kayaker in turquoise sea at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Kayaker at Old Harry Rocks

© Dorset Video Project / Arran Witheford and Brady Gee

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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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Discover Dorset's Countryside on a Family Bike Ride

I’m Cheryl, a member of the Visit Dorset tourism team and I love a cycling adventure, getting out, visiting new places and making lovely memories with my family. Amazingly, there’s still so much on my Dorset ‘to do’ list, so as the sun was shining and we (my husband and 2 children aged 15 and 9)…

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Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the Sea Dragon

In January 2016 a local fossil hunter, Chris Moore, discovered a brand new species of Ichthyosaur in Lyme Regis and Sir David Attenborough helped uncover the story behind the Sea Dragon! Discovery of The Sea Dragon Chris first discovered the new species of fish lizard following a storm in January…

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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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Adventure Like the Famous Five in Dorset

Enid Blyton absolutely loved her holidays in Dorset, particularly the Isle of Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years. Some of her best known children's books were inspired by the real places and people she met in Dorset. Spend 72 hours in the Isle of Purbeck and have a jolly good…

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Top Ten Car Free Adventures in Dorset

Whether you want an eco-friendly holiday or just want to leave the car at home for the day, we have some great ideas for car free days out in Dorset. From walking the South West Coast Path and cycling through the Dorset countryside to cruising along the Jurassic Coast and enjoying open-top bus…

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10 Great Reasons to Visit Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

So summer is just around the corner, and you look like you need a holiday! And unless you’ve been in deep hibernation or haven’t yet sobered up from the Christmas break you can’t help but notice all the holiday adverts doing the rounds. The choice is endless, and the lovely old world your oyster…

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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.