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Dorset's got so much to offer. No matter where your'e staying in the county, there will be a host of top quality things to do, places to eat (or drink), shops to browse and maybe even special offers to be taken advantage of!

With lots of the focus on the beautiful Dorset coast, the map above shows just how much is available inland too. Dorset's rural side rivals the coast in terms of natural beauty, so be sure not to miss out on exploring some stunning countryside and quaint villages on your way to some of the venues on the map.

Use the interactive map of Dorset above to discover great things to see and do. You can control what's on your map by using the controls - just click on a map icon for more information.

Latest Dorset Features

21 Mar 2018
Music Festivals in Dorset If you're looking for live music in Dorset during 2018 then you're in luck! The county has a host of festivals celebrating the best of rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues... whatever your taste in music, there's bound to be a music festival or event featured here for you! Many of the events are free to attend, so there's no excuse not to take in some of the best sounds the county has to offer this year. Take a look at the schedule below and start planning your summer ... Read more...
13 Mar 2018
Durdle Door Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea (or is it a dragon drinking water?!) was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. The name Durdle is derived 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 ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
10 of the Best Dorset Places of Interest Dorset is blessed with more beauty spots and landmarks per square mile than anywhere else (ok we just made that up, but it's got a lot). With its stunning countryside, breathtaking coastal views, historic monuments and spectacular natural features, you don’t have to look far to see why visitors just can’t get enough of what Dorset has to offer. One of the great advantages is just how accessible everything is – many sights are close together and you could ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Tyneham The tiny ghost village of Tyneham was requisitioned along with the surrounding Purbeck hills for army training just before Christmas in 1943. Villagers were assured that their homes would be returned to them after the war, but under pressure from the War Office these promises were broken and the village remains under MoD control to this day. The site, close to Lulworth, is now open to the public and offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Many buildings have suffered ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Chesil Beach Chesil Beach is a stunning 18-mile long shingle bank running between West Bay and Portland. The bank protects the land behind it, without it the sea would be further inland. Interestingly, the pebbles vary in size from pea sized at West Bay to large potato size at Portland. This could be due to the southwesterly gales that would carry all of the material to the east and the less strong waves from other directions may carry the smaller pebbles back to the west. Another school of ... Read more...

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