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Edward Griffiths admires sensational views from the highest point on the south coast before exploring a medieval fishing and farming hamlet

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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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Dorset Instagrams of the week

Friday, July 14, 2017

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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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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Edward Griffiths follows this intriguing walk along the River Stour to a heather-clad valley and an historic common, where turf was once dug, which offers fine views over the River Avon flood plain

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From cocktails under the stars and Shakespeare in the garden to a dip in the Stour, Marcia Moody discovers a treasure trove of delights to revive her flagging spirits after a busy working week

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Urban wildlife in Dorset

Friday, July 7, 2017

For those of us living in towns and cities, you would be forgiven for thinking your life is a world away from wildlife, but nature is closer than you think. The Wildlife Trusts care for 2,300 nature reserves, many of which are in or near towns and cities, so there’s bound to be one not too far from you…

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Dorset, Dorset, Dorset. And some more Dorset. Join us on a trip around the world as we check out… Dorset

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From outdoor theatre and world class opera to a new festival of literature and illustration for children, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of local events

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From a lush ‘Jurassic Garden’ with dinosaurs to a sunny Mediterranean-style courtyard, there is a dazzling array of gardens great and small opening for the NGS in July

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An elegant makeover, great location and a locally sourced seasonal menu are a winning combination at The Grosvenor Arms in Shaftesbury, says Helen Stiles

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Whether you set out on bike or on foot, Dorset Food & Drink have come up with a great way for you and your tastebuds to explore the county’s food scene this summer, says Jane Adkins

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Just a few picture perfect sunsets here in Dorset…

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A look ahead to Buckham Fair 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With a novelty dog show judged by Martin Clunes and Clydesdale horses dancing to music Buckham Fair certainly puts the fun into fundraising, which all goes to local charities as Helen Stiles discovers

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Edward Griffiths follows an important Roman military supply route that leads to one of the finest churches in Dorset and the final resting place for a King of Wessex

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In celebration of Independent Bookshop Week (June 24 - July 1) The Bookshop on South Street in Bridport will be hosting several events for children, families and teens throughout the week.

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

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From ancient woodland to a remnant of a monastic route, Edward Griffiths walks through history in the Blackmore Vale

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Sara Niven reveals some hidden treasures in this historic hilltop town with sweeping views of the Blackmore Vale

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Summer is one of the best times to explore the county. We asked Visit Dorset to share some of their favourite places for a great Dorset day out, whatever your age

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