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27 Jul 2017
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...
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
Nao Victoria Visits Weymouth 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 in Weymouth 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 some of the best fish and chip restaurants and takeaways that Weymouth has to offer. Top Weymouth Fish & Chips Read more...
11 Apr 2017
Dorset views voted among UK's best 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 Quay 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...
4 Apr 2017
Dog-friendly Dorset 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...
17 Mar 2017
Weymouth Beach 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...
16 Mar 2017
Portland Bill Portland Bill is the graveyard of many vessels that failed to reach land in Weymouth or Portland. From the shore you can see the Portland Race, a meeting of the tides that causes a continuous disturbance. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel. There are actually three lighthouses at Portland Bill, but it is the taller red and white one ... Read more...
15 Mar 2017
Broadchurch Filming Locations Where is Broadchurch Filmed? Hit ITV series Broadchurch is now back on our screens and West Bay in Dorset once again finds itself in the spotlight. On-screen drama is a given, but the dramatic cliffs, seascape and beautiful surroundings provide a wonderful drama of their own. An all-star cast including David Tennant and Olivia Colman return in series 3, and a dark new case needs solving. The iconic cliffs at West Bay are bound to feature heavily in Broadchurch, but ... Read more...
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