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Days Out in Dorset

Bridport Hat Festival, Dorset

Bridport Hat Festival Dorset

Probably one of the most eccentric festivals in the West Country, Bridport Hat Festival is an absolute feast for the eyes. People come from far and wide donning their handmade hats. There are a few events during the week, but...

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Forde Abbey, Dorset

Forde Abbey Dorset with horse statue

Originally a monastery for 12th century Cistercian monks, today Forde Abbey is an astonishing private home and garden open to the public. It wasn't at all what I was expecting - it is not a simple, slightly austere monastery, but...

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Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery Dorset swan on the pond

Discovering Abbotsbury Swannery while on a visit in Dorset was a very pleasant surprise - as was the fact that we were lucky enough to visit during the perfect time of year to see the cygnets hatching. Take the scenic route...

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Hidden gems of Dorset

Mudeford Beach Huts Dorset

Dorset is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, with miles of sandy beaches and plenty of fun days out to keep the family occupied. You may have heard of the more famous attractions, but here's my pick...

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10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Dorset

Dog friendly beaches in Dorset

Local dog owners group, Dorset Dogs, have recommended their 10 favourite dog friendly beaches in Dorset for us. You'll find a great choice of walks for you and your four-legged friend, from sandy beaches to stunning scenery at iconic locations...

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