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24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

PUBLISHED: 10:44 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 23 January 2018

Blackmore Vale from Bell Hill, Dorset by Jack Pease Photography (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/wnJT83

Blackmore Vale from Bell Hill, Dorset by Jack Pease Photography (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/wnJT83


We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...


1. The seafront…


2. Going for a drive will look like this…


3. Local wildlife put on a sunset show…

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4. It’s a place where getting up early will reward you with views like this…


5. It can be pretty good for a stargaze…

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6. It's perfect for when you’re in a reflective mood…

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7. We’ve got history…


8. You can enjoy a picnic with a view…


9. Come on, this is a place where puddles look good...

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10. ... and it looks pretty special when the sun is out, too.

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11. This is just your average walk in Dorset…

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12. You might spot one of these hanging about…

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13. If it’s peace and quiet your looking for, this is the place to be…


14. Durdle Door, need we say more?

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15. You might mistake the sea for the Mediterranean…

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16. It looks like this from above…


17. Beautiful scenes appear when the moon comes out…


18. We have some pretty famous residents...

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19. ... and some beautiful sunsets.

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20. Awesome photographers take shots like this…

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21. It’s a great place to walk your canine friend…


22. The cottages are just so cosy…

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23. Even the smallest piece of architecture is picture worthy…


24. We could keep going all day, but we’ll leave you with one final reason... This premier county is home to a Premier League football club!

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