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Mapperton House
Exploring Mapperton House and Gardens

Described as the nation’s finest manor house and gardens, Mapperton House is a short drive from Summer Lodge and a must-see.

17th January 2020

Ashford Castle and its grounds
The top 5 benefits of travel

From broadening the mind to creating lasting memories, we examine the long-term benefits of exploring the globe.

15th January 2020

Prettiest Dorset Villages
The Prettiest Dorset Villages Near The Acorn Inn

Pack your camera and set off exploring the history of the most picturesque villages near to The Acorn Inn.

 

durdle door beach
The Best Films and TV Series Shot in Dorset

Dorset’s cinematic appeal is irrefutable and has been used in many major films and TV shows.

21st February 2019

Dinosaur Dorset
Where to hunt for dinosaurs in Dorset

Enjoy a memorable family break in Dorset this half term, hunting for prehistoric creatures.

31st January 2019

Winter Walks Dorset
Dorset’s top winter walks

Perfect for the traditional Boxing Day amble, wrap up warm and make the most of the region's best scenic walking routes.

05th December 2018

Country Pubs in Dorset
The cosiest country pubs in Dorset

Curl up by the fire and enjoy a pint of locally brewed ale at these atmospheric spots in Dorset.

 

Dorset Shooting School
A beginner’s guide to clay pigeon shooting

Discover the history of clay pigeon shooting and experience a highly enjoyable day in beautiful surroundings.

10th October 2018

Dorset Wildlife
Everything You Need to Know About Dorset Wildlife

Discover the region's outstanding wildlife with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

18th July 2018

Dorset Steam Fair
Five reasons to visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair

A long established celebration of local heritage, culture and agriculture.

 

15th May 2018

Dorset Walks
Five Great Walks for Children in Dorset

Walking is the best way to make the most of Dorset's stunning landscape and these family friendly routes are suitable for all ages.

 

 

Melbury House
The story behind Melbury House in Dorset

High on the heritage list is Melbury House, a magnificent property a stone's throw from Summer Lodge Country House Hotel.

18th April 2018

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