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20 Aug 2019
Things to do August Bank Holiday weekend An extra day off for many - make the most of it with our guide to the best Dorset events this August Bank Holiday weekend. Events Read more...
13 Aug 2019
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from zombie fests and enchanted illuminations, to pumpkin carving and the Sea Life Asquarium! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween ... Read more...
8 Aug 2019
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...
29 Jul 2019
Sandsfoot Castle Sandsfoot Castle’s picturesque location by the sea, with the backdrop of Portland Harbour and the Isle of Portland itself beyond, makes for a perfect area to relax and admire some spectacular views. The gardens surrounding the castle have been lovingly cared for and there is an on-site café. Almost 500 years ago in 1539, Sandsfoot Castle was constructed by order of King Henry VIII as a coastal defence mechanism for Weymouth and Portland. It consisted of two ... Read more...
26 Jul 2019
West Lulworth and Lulworth Cove West Lulworth is home to some of the world’s greatest attractions. While the glorious Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove showcase the Jurassic Coast’s World Heritage status, there are also other things to do that will keep a smile on your face for the whole day (providing you can bring yourself to turn your back on the coastline itself). Stroll through the nature reserves, take in the breathtaking views of the wonders of the Jurassic Coast, and take a walk through the ... Read more...
25 Jul 2019
Nothe Gardens Nothe Gardens has to be one of the prettiest and peaceful places in not only Weymouth, but the whole of Dorset. Things to Do There’s plenty of space to make a day of it. With panoramic views of Portland Harbour and the island behind, you can sit and embrace the natural beauty for hours; watch the sailors practice their skills, the array of birds that circulate the shores, or simply watch the tides drift in and out. Take a picnic or have a barbecue, take a football ... Read more...
23 Jul 2019
Holidays in Dorset - 10 Must-Visit Places Dorset is well-known for many reasons, and you’re probably visiting because you’ve heard many great things about the beautiful county (we’re guessing the 95-mile stretch of the Jurassic Coast has something to do with it). But, have you planned what you’re going to get up to during your stay? Holidays in Dorset just aren’t complete without visiting these places. They’ll make your trip extra special… Durdle Door Let’s get ... Read more...
22 Jul 2019
Dorset Food Festivals In Dorset, things are pretty simple – we love food. Our food festivals have been growing each year and include incredible events such as the hugely successful Dorset Seafood Festival. Good weather, socialising, enjoying the beauty of Dorset and, most importantly, some pretty amazing food and drink all make for a great time, which is why more people are attending Dorset food festivals each year. Dorset is abundant with top-quality food and drink producers, and Dorset ... Read more...
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...
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