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What is on in Dorset - things to see and do

Dorset boasts breathtaking countryside, amazing attractions and the Jurassic Coast- a World Heritage site.

It is the perfect place to unwind and explore the wealth of attractions plus shops and markets selling fine local crafts and produce. The more energetic can discover our countryside on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.

If you are visiting Dorset, or live locally and just wish to see more of Dorset, Visit Dorset (opens in a new window) is the official Dorset tourism site.

  • 20150211 Christchurch and East Dorset events - fireworks Weymouth Carnival

    16 and 17 August 2016 - Weymouth Carnival 2016 will be a two day event held on the seafront and adjacent areas of Weymouth, Dorset.

  • Dorset holiday cottage Accommodation in Dorset

    If you're visiting Dorset and need a place to stay, Visit Dorset has an excellent choice of accommodation in the area.

  • Corfe Castle Attractions

    The choice of attractions in Dorset is endless, whatever your age or interests, you'll never be short of interesting and exciting places to visit in Dorset.

  • Knoll beachBeaches

    Find information on walking your dogs and the locations of Dorset beaches.

  • iStock - cinemaCinemas and theatres

    You can find details of cinemas, arts centres and theatres located throughout Dorset on the Visit Dorset website.

  • Family group cycling in woodland Cycling in Dorset

    Enjoy Dorset to the full and get out on your bike with family and friends, there are cycling routes across Dorset to enjoy.

  • Milldown Exploring Dorset's countryside

    Dorset is a beautiful county to explore at any time of year. With nationally important country parks and miles of public rights of way, there is something for everyone.

  • Gardening at Leeson Outdoor education centres

    Dorset County Council's Outdoor Education Service offers a range of tailor-made learning experiences at four diverse centres.

  • Charmouth Beach (24) Get involved with Dorset countryside

    There are various ways for you to get involved with the Dorset countryside. You could join a Friends group, become a Parish Right of Way Liaison Officer, or take part in a Dorset beach clean.

  • Lizard dorset heath Heathland in Dorset

    Dorset heaths are home to very rare specialist animals and plants, including some of our most endangered species.

  • West Bay from Thorncombe Beacon Jurassic Coast

    Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

  • Direct from Dorset Vegetables Market days and farmers' markets

    There are plenty of markets to visit in Dorset. They sell a variety of fine food and drink produced in the county and an array of products ranging from hardware items to clothes and soft furnishings.

  • Kimmeridge walk Walking in Dorset

    Explore Dorset on foot with many footpaths across the County, along the Jurassic Coast and through picturesque countryside.

  • Girl painting the sun Weather information

    Before deciding what to do on land or sea, you may want to check the local weather conditions.

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