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Events

Yesterday, 12:57

The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to welcome hundreds of visitors and performers to the third Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

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Tue, 10:22

From Shakespeare in the garden to a party in the square, artistic director, Lois Pearson, unveils an exciting programme for all the community at Beaminster Festival 2018

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Tue, 09:37

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas

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Mon, 15:43

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Mon, 13:25

Dippy’s exhibition brought record-breaking numbers of visitors to Dorset County Museum

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Walks

A Roman road, an elegant mansion set in landscaped grounds and far reaching view across Poole Harbour all combine in this easy walk along two old railway routes

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The quiet country lanes around this Blackmore Vale village offer delightful walking, but the fields before Thornhill Park are more of an adventure, as Edward Griffiths discovers

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On this fascinating urban walk Edward Griffiths reveals the legacy left by two philanthropic sisters who established Talbot Village to help support the local community

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Every May the ancient woodlands of Dorset are covered in a carpet of bluebells. We pick eight of the best spots to enjoy the seasonal colour in the county

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Edward Griffiths reveals the important role this area played in the air battles of the Second World War

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Holidays

Monday, January 22, 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Planning a trip to Dorset some time soon? There are some amazingly quirky properties available over on Airbnb

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Places

Yesterday, 16:48

Visit Dorset has teamed up with some of the county’s best photographers to reveal the best locations to watch the sunrise or sunset to celebrate the Summer Solstice

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Tue, 09:58

Dorset villages are some of the most beautiful in England – think winding lanes, thatched cottages and a cosy pub or welcoming tea room. We suggest ten of the prettiest villages to visit in the county

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-nominated novel On Chesil Beach has been made into a film, but capturing Chesil’s wild windswept beauty proved to be quite a challenge for cast and crew

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘Tis the season for walking among the flora and fauna of Dorset’s best gardens... We pick six Dorset gardens to visit in May

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Sam Scriven of the Jurassic Coast Trust shares thrilling tales of Dorset dinosaurs and reveals what this coastline looked like millions of years ago with the help of paleoartist Dr Mark Witton

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Wildlife

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marcus Lawson from Birds of Poole Harbour reveals the tasty treats that will tempt more species of bird into your garden, be it big or small

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As Dippy the Diplodocus takes up residence at Dorset County Museum, Catherine Bolado of Dorset Wildlife Trust reveals that some of Dippy’s relatives are still with us today

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Winter is an ideal time to observe the wild birds coming to feed in your garden and get to grips with the complex world of bird etiquette, says Sally Welbourn of Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Monday, January 15, 2018

From whale song to complex family dynamics of a pod, Erich Hoyt is immersed in a world of cetaceans, and he believes that humpback whales may soon be regularly sighted off Dorset’s shores

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Sally Welbourn shares her favourite wildlife stories of 2017

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