Horse Racing Facts
Everything You Need to Know About Horse Racing

From 'the going' to national hunt, master the rules of horse racing before enjoying a day at Dorset's finest racecourse.

16th March 2018

Dippy trustee of the National History Museum
Dippy Comes to the Jurassic Coast

He was the centrepiece of the Natural History Museum, but in 2018, Dippy, the life-sized Diplodocus cast, is touring the UK.

29th January 2018

Travelling With Children
Interview with Cass Chapman of on Travelling with Children

Travel expert, Cass Chapman, founder and director of luxury family travel website, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids as stress free and smooth as possible.

29th December 2017

 The Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
How to Spend Christmas in Dorset

Dorset winters are clear and crisp, the perfect time to wrap up warm and explore the county’s spectacular countryside. Here’s our round up of Dorset’s best offerings this Christmas.

25th November 2017

durdle door beach
Five of the Best Films and TV Series Shot in Dorset

With its rolling countryside, prehistoric coastline and charming historic towns and villages, Dorset’s cinematic appeal is irrefutable. As a result, the region has been used as a backdrop to several major films and TV shows. From the elegant period mansion that played a part in a Jane Austen adaptation to a ship that had a starring role in a Richard Curtis comedy, here are five of the best films and TV series shot in Dorset.

10th November 2017

Dorset Literature
A Reading List of Dorset Literature

Dorset's glorious landscape has provided writers with inspiration for centuries. Celebrated Victorian writer Thomas Hardy, born and bred in Dorset, used his home county as the backdrop for his wll known and famous novels and poetry. Discover our selection of the best Dorset literature to read ahead of your next trip.

23rd October 2017

Dorset Farm Shops
Five of Dorset’s Finest Farm Shops

get a taste of the region’s bounty at Dorset’s finest farm shops, which offer everything from vegetables picked from the ground that morning to cheese made on site. Discover our pick the best farm shops in Dorset.

09th October 2017

Family Days Out Dorset
The Best Family Days Out in Dorset

Discover why Dorset is the perfect destination for a family day out with prehistoric Jurassic coastline, wildlife filled countryside, historic sites and child-friendly attractions.

29th September 2017

Perfect Picnic
Where to Have the Perfect Picnic in Dorset

Whether throwing a rug down by a centuries-old castle, or on a tiny island nature reserve, here is our pick of the best places for a picnic in Dorset.

13th September 2017

Mark Hix
My Dorset: Mark Hix

Mark Hix is one of the leading lights in the reinvention of British food. The Dorset born chef has been championing seasonal produce and regional dishes for decades and has a string of much loved restaurants in London and his native Lyme Regis. Here, he shares his own personal guide to the most delicious

20th July 2017

Thomas Hardy Country
Discover Thomas Hardy Country from Summer Lodge

Setting out from Summer Lodge, follow the Thomas Hardy trail on a walking tour of the village of Evershot. Named ‘Evershead’ in the writer’s novels, this was one of the fictional names for the villages and towns he wrote about in the region he called Wessex. In this idyllic village,

17th July 2017

What to do in Dorset
48 Hours in Dorset

Medieval castles, a staggeringly beautiful coastline, quirky museums and award-winning restaurants, there are many excellent reasons to visit Dorset. Whether you’re a bon gourmand looking to sample local culinary delights, a history buff or a young family that likes to keep active, Thomas Hardy’s beloved Wessex is a great choice for a short break.

12th July 2017

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