Discover the local area and places of interest
Discover the region's outstanding wildlife with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
18th July 2018
A long established celebration of local heritage, culture and agriculture, Dorset's steam fair is set to be extra special in 2018 as it celebrates its 50th birthday.
15th May 2018
High on the heritage list is Melbury House, a magnificent property a stone's throw from Summer Lodge Country House Hotel.
18th April 2018
Within easy reach of Summer Lodge and The Acorn Inn, Dorset’s beautiful Chesil Beach has inspired literary and cinematic works.
27th March 2018
In 2018, Dippy, the life-sized Diplodocus cast, is touring the UK.
29th January 2018
Travel expert, Cass Chapman, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids effortless.
29th December 2017
Dorset’s cinematic appeal is irrefutable and has been used in many major films and TV shows.
10th November 2017
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
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