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11 Jul 2019
Dorset Village Fairs Our village fairs pay homage to the rural culture that Dorset is built upon. It’s a way of celebrating Dorset that involves fun for everyone. Dorset village fairs, fetes and festivals range from large to small, such as the Dorset County Show which has been running for more than 175 years and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year! Then, we have local fairs that celebrates life in the smaller villages such as the Milton Abbas Street Fayre which demonstrates the strength of our ... Read more...
9 Jul 2019
Portland Bill Portland Bill is quite literally a place like no other. Combining all the weird and wonderful aspects of the Isle, here you can roam freely over large, open stretches of land set to a backdrop of fishermen’s huts, spectacular lighthouses, and rocky shoreline that make up this unique part of the Jurassic Coast. You’ll also find the famous Pulpit Rock – an instantly recognisable stack and relic of quarrying at the site, formed in the 1870s when quarrymen cut away ... Read more...
4 Jul 2019
Durdle Door Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast. The name Durdle derives from an Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in East Devon. Below the cliffs lies a sweeping shingle beach that was once three separate coves. This popular beach has no facilities although during the summer a mobile kiosk on the path ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...
26 Jun 2019
Music Festivals in Dorset Edging closer to summer, we all know the one that’s thing for sure in England – the warm weather doesn’t last forever. That’s why going to a music festival during the summer is something many of us Brits take advantage of. They’re fun, you get to soak up the sun (most of the time), you get to watch some cracking music and enjoy lots of fantastic food and drink. If you’re a festival go-er, Dorset has something for you. We’ve got larger ... Read more...
21 Jun 2019
Places to go for a Cream Tea in Dorset We're celebrating National Cream Tea Day on 28th June - are you? Here in Dorset, looking for places to go for a cream tea (or afternoon tea) isn't exactly difficult. You're likely to be able to get a top-notch cream tea at just about any town or village you visit in our delightful county. So, to help you cream tea lovers celebrate on the 28th, we've compiled a list of just some of the many places you can enjoy a delicious cream tea. But obviously, a cream tea in ... Read more...
18 Jun 2019
Art in Dorset: Craft Your Creativity We believe that local art deserves all of the credit it's due, which is why we're showing you many of the ways you can get creative with art in Dorset. There are lots of talented artists around the area, and much of their work is showcased at art galleries across Dorset - you’re also likely to discover the talent at events throughout the year. With plenty of exciting art and creative events taking place in Dorset in the coming months, it's a great ... Read more...
14 Jun 2019
Weymouth Sealife Is On The Hunt For A Swashbuckling Junior Apprentice Roll up, roll up. Calling all scurvy sailors and salty seadogs! SEA LIFE sites across the UK are on the hunt for an adventurous newcomer to join the team and enjoy a behind the scenes tour as the SEA LIFE summer apprentice. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the trainee junior pirate or mermaid will also win a national SEA LIFE pass for them and their family. Along the way, the new recruit will have the chance to learn more about the site’s captivating creatures and ... Read more...
11 Jun 2019
Unusual Things to do in Dorset In Dorset, things can get a bit quirky, but quirky often means a fun, unforgettable experience. With a wealth of history, attractions and even animals, the county offers an eclectic mix you’d struggle to find anywhere else. The rural culture that blesses the South West, along with a striking coastline, creates many unique opportunities, meaning you’ve got plenty of choices when looking for unusual things to do in Dorset. From visiting a ‘ghost village’ to ... Read more...
3 Jun 2019
Al Fresco Dining in Dorset As summer beckons, days and evenings begin to warm. And there's nothing better than soaking up the sun with friends and family whilst enjoying the great food and drink that Dorset offers. Al fresco dining in Dorset is a great way of treating yourself and making memories, with lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes creating a perfect outdoor environment, whether you’re a local or just visiting. Smuggler’s Inn, Osmington Escape from everyday life with this perfect ... Read more...
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