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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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Many of Dorset’s towns and villages are opening their private gardens to the public this month to help raise money for local charities, church repairs and village halls

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Start your day with sun salutations in a beautiful garden, try your hand at printmaking in a mill, then finish with a Shakespeare play at sunset or a spot of conscious clubbing

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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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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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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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From a cheese racing challenge to hundreds of guitars on a beach, Visit Dorset share some of the more unusual events and places to explore in the county

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From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

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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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Helen Stiles seeks out the crème de la crème of deliciously stylish afternoon tea venues in the BH postcode

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With Durdle Door, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast and a whole host of other stunning sights, Dorset is an amazing place for a stroll

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Dorset Instagrams of the week

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We don’t think photos of Dorset can ever get old. Here are 10 of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Things to do in Dorset this April

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Dorset this month

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Helen Stiles rounds up some fun things for families to do over Easter

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From a vineyard to a beach hut Dorset has some delightfully unusual venues for your special day

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From its miles of golden sands to award-winning festivals, no wonder the public voted Bournemouth the UK’s favourite seaside town at the 2017 British Travel Awards

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Edward Griffiths seeks out remnants of Bournemouth’s ancient heath and the home of a writer who captured 1880s rural social history in her Larkrise to Candleford triology

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Edward Griffiths enjoys a walk on a surprisingly wild heath that is a stone’s throw from both Poole and Bournemouth

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March 2018 saw some significant snowfall across the UK. Here are some of the best photos of it in Dorset

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A history of Poole in 12 objects

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

From Bronze Age axe head and steam-powered fire engine to fine pottery and scouting badges, Edward Griffiths finds some fascinating artefacts on display at Poole Museum

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