Things to do in Dorset

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There are plenty of things to do in Dorset, whether you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors, learning about the local history, or simply enjoying the relaxed pace of life.

Some popular activities include hiking the stunning Jurassic Coast, visiting the historic town of Dorchester, and exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside.

There are also many beautiful beaches to choose from, including Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Our ultimate Christmas guide of things to do in Dorset in December

Ho! Ho! Ho! And welcome to my guide of things to do in Dorset in December. Discover enchanting winter experiences in Dorset this December, from festive carols and magical illuminations to foraging and feasting, and of course a visit from … Read More
Durdle Door Dorset credit Tony Armstrong Sly Flickr

Durdle Door, Dorset

Welcome, fellow wanderers, to the breathtaking coastal gem known as Durdle Door! Nestled along the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England, Durdle Door is a mesmerizing natural wonder that leaves visitors awe-struck with its extraordinary charm. Join me on a … Read More
Lulworth Cove Dorset

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth Cove is an absolutely stunning bay on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, with the famous Durdle Door a short walk west over the hill and a fossilised forest to the east. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and geological Site … Read More
Ice cream makers in Dorset - baboo gelato cone

The coolest ice cream makers in Dorset

We’ve found the best ice cream makers in Dorset for you to try. Next time the sun’s out, why not cool down with a taste of Dorset’s finest ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and milkshakes? Purbeck Ice Cream This award-winning ice … Read More
Autumn woods

Escape to the West Country this October

October is a wonderful time to get away to the countryside. Woods are carpeted with rich reds and earthy ochres, horse chestnut trees are giving up the last of their conkers, deer are rutting and the hedgerows are heaving with … Read More
Apple trees at Cogges Manor Farm

24 things to do in the West Country this weekend

This week there’s a chill in the air and autumn is most certainly here. We’re getting excited about the promise of glorious colours at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in a few weeks – the leaves are starting to change and … Read More
Berkeley Castle Gloucestershire Harvest Celebration

24 autumnal things to do in the West Country this weekend

October in the West Country is a magical time of year, with celebrations to mark the Harvest and the abundance of incredible food and drink this area has to offer. The farmers are busy in the fields and the leaves … Read More
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 … Read More
Clare Balding

20 fun things to do in the West Country this weekend

This weekend is jam-packed with things to do in the West Country; meet Clare Balding at her exclusive book signing, go ghost hunting, watch ploughing championships and horse-boarding (a new one even for me!) and celebrate the best of local … Read More
Longleat Wiltshire Sky Safari

24 wonderful things to do in the West Country this weekend

Afternoon tea with a real princess, hot air balloons, food festivals, medieval falconry and more; here’s our pick of the best events in the West Country this weekend, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016. Cornwall Newquay Fish Festival, Newquay … Read More
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