Discover the local area and places of interest
Walking is the best way to make the most of Dorset's stunning landscape and these family friendly routes are suitable for all ages.
19th April 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
From 'the going' to national hunt, master the rules of horse racing before enjoying a day at Dorset's finest racecourse.
16th March 2018
In 2018, Dippy, the life-sized Diplodocus cast, is touring the UK.
29th January 2018
Travel expert, Cass Chapman, founder and director of luxury family travel website kodomo.com, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids as stress free and smooth as possible.
29th December 2017
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
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'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
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
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