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There's no better way to get into the festive spirit than by heading to one of Dorset's many Christmas markets, which are complete with everything from mulled wine to carol singing to visits from the man in red himself. Ho, ho, ho….

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The funding will help to deliver exciting new facilities that will enable visitors from all walks of life to enjoy Brownsea Island

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In pictures: Autumn in Dorset

Monday, November 4, 2019

Our county is glorious all year round, but we think it looks particularly special as the leaves go golden and the first frosty mornings appear. Here are some stunning scenes captured by talented local photographers…

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We've rounded up some of the best firework displays and bonfire events happening across the county in 2019

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As Bridport Literary Festival (Brid Lit) springs into action, bringing light to the darker days of November, one speaker will be particularly busy.

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Prepare to experience the paranormal this Hallowe'en as Visit Dorset reveals some of the county's most haunted pubs, stately homes, historic buildings and tanks

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It wouldn't be spooky season without a pumpkin or two, so we've rounded up some of the best places where you can pick your own in the run up to the 31st

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This month, Edward Griffiths retraces the footsteps of a romantic and a poet who was Dorset through and through

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It's easy to see why the dramatic Dorset coastline has been one of the inspirations behind Marzia Colonna's latest exhibition at Sladers Yard

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This year's star-studded programme features bestselling poets and novelists, acclaimed nature writers, historians and big name journalists, as Margery Hookings has been finding out

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Here are some Dorset walks, easy and challenging, to get you out and about over the coming winter months

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Halloween falls at the end of half term this year, so Helen Stiles has rounded up some of the best spook-tacular events that will allow you to come face to face with zombies, witches and monsters…

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Sherborne Literary Festival is taking place this month, which celebrates authors from here in Dorset and further afield - and there is an exciting line-up of talks and workshops that need to be in the diary of every discerning book lover.

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7 of the best farm shops in Dorset

Monday, October 7, 2019

Want to keep your food miles low and your taste experience high? Alice Cooke reveals some of the county's best farm shops

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Martin Clunes and his family have called West Dorset home for over two decades. Here he shares some of their favourite local places

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Take in the glorious colours of autumn as you wander around one of these gardens this month

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Famous for its great mix of independent retailers, galleries and eateries, Liz Murray explores Sherborne's hip new openings in some of its most historic buildings

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This three-and-a-half-mile walk follows the tributaries of the River Britt, promising stunning views around every corner

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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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This walk offers a peek into Dorset's fascinating history books, with a route that takes in a Neolithic ceremonial monument that is shrouded in mystery

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