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

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‘Tis the season for walking among the flora and fauna of Dorset’s best gardens... We pick five Dorset gardens to visit in the NGS Open Gardens scheme 2018

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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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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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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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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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Gay Pirrie-Weir talks to the Mayor of Shaftesbury, John Lewer about how this historic hilltop town is rediscovering its confidence and celebrating its great community spirit

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Snowdrops appearing in Dorset means one thing… spring! We round up where you can see them in Dorset along with some amazing photos

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We explore the chalk hill valleys and ancient farmed downs in an area which is renowned for its intriguing barrow sites

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Winter walks in Dorset

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When the weather gets colder, there’s not much more refreshing than a brisk walk across the countryside, and there’s plenty of that here in Dorset…

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Retired drama teacher turned film director and producer, Rosita Clarke tells us about the ghostly Dorset love story that has just won her an award at an international film festival

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