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11 Jul 2017
The Friends of Poole Park are delighted to announce that they will be re-launching the iconic Poole Park Railway this summer. Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Location: Poole Park Railway Station Having recently won the tender from Borough of Poole Council to operate the train for the next 30 years, the charity has been working hard to refurbish the Station, Engine Shed and Train Track. Rolling stock has also been purchased and a ... Read more...
3 May 2017
The Nao Victoria has arrived in Weymouth and will be open to the public from May 4th to 14th so that visitors can get to know her extraordinary story. The Nao is an historical replica of the first ship that successfully circumnavigated the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano in the 16th century. Almost 500 years ago (1519- 1522), one of the greatest maritime adventures of all time was accomplished. One of the biggest acts of maritime history ... Read more...
21 Apr 2017
Fish and chips, our undisputed national dish, is one tasty treat that Weymouth can be proud of. Is there any better combination than fresh fish in a crispy batter, served up with a generous portion of freshly fried chips? Visitors can tuck in to delicious fish and chips while watching Weymouth's fishing vessels come and go. Here are 7 of the best fish and chip restaurants and takeaways that Weymouth has to offer. Top Weymouth Fish & Chips [VENUES] Read more...
21 Apr 2017
If you are one of the growing number of people who make regular visits to Dorset then you may like to consider owning your own caravan or holiday home. A property on an established holiday park may be more affordable than you think – and if we tell you that the homes are situated in some of Dorset’s top holiday destinations then you might like to take a look at the wide choice available below. There are holiday home parks situated along the whole of the spectacular ... Read more...
11 Apr 2017
Dorset has its fair share of spectacular views and now Durdle Door and Bournemouth's Pier and Beach have been named as two of the UK's top 20 views in a study conducted by Samsung, placed 15th and 19th respectively. The county certainly offers rich pickings for photographers, as this image of Durdle Door from Dorset photographer Chris Jones demonstrates. See more in our Dorset photo gallery. Here's the full list, please comment below and let us know your favourite ... Read more...
11 Apr 2017
Poole’s traditional working Quay is the gateway to its stunning harbour and islands. Getting there is easy with either a 15-minute walk from the Bus Station down the High Street or on the ‘Route One’ Bus Service. Leaving every 15 minutes, jump on and off the circular shopping route at your leisure, stopping at the Dolphin Shopping Centre and ending up on Poole’s Quayside (no Sunday service available). To help you make the most of your visit, Poole’s ... Read more...
11 Apr 2017
Whilst the beach may be the primary attraction for Weymouth’s holiday visitors, the beautiful 17th-century harbour is surely a close runner up! With its small commercial fishing fleet, pleasure boat and charter fishing trips, and privately-owned boats coming and going on the water, there’s always something of interest going on. Even if you don’t have the urge to climb aboard one of the boats for a trip out to sea, there are plenty of things to do here on dry ... Read more...
4 Apr 2017
A fully-fledged member of the family, your four-legged friend doesn’t need to feel left out of the holiday loop and will be well-catered for when you come to dog-friendly Dorset. Accommodation When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, there’s no shortage of accommodation to choose from. Whether it’s camping, a caravan, cottage or lodge you’re after, Dorset has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from to make the perfect holiday for you and your ... Read more...
3 Apr 2017
Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities! Easter is nearly here! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on? Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions. See history come to life at the Tank Museum in Bovington, step into the World of Peter Pan at the ... Read more...
17 Mar 2017
With its expanse of golden sands and sparkling water Weymouth Beach must surely be one of the best family beaches along the South Coast. It certainly receives planty of accolades as in 2016 it was awarded a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award: these were followed by the beach being voted 'Best UK Beach' in TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice Awards, and in 2017 Trainline's study of UK’s top ten seaside destinations, put Weymouth beach third based on the site’s ... Read more...
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