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Leisure and culture

Leisure activities and culture in Dorset. Including libraries, exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside, sports centres, the Dorset History Centre and webcams.


Read more about Libraries
Libraries are free to join and use, give you access to a fantastic collection of books, films, music, information and you can renew and reserve items online.

Sport and leisure

Read more about Sport and leisure
Sports and leisure centres in Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset & Weymouth and Portland. Keep fit with other sporting activities such as walking, riding and cycling.


Read more about Countryside
Enjoy the beautiful countryside that Dorset has to offer, from country parks and countryside sites to thousands of rights of way.

Dorset History Centre

Read more about Dorset History Centre
The Dorset History Centre is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. We house Dorset's local archives - from council records to personal collections.

Attractions and activities

Read more about Attractions and activities
Dorset boasts breathtaking countryside, amazing attractions and the Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage site.

Local history and heritage

Dorset's history and archaeology is rich and varied. There are many ways to explore and enjoy the county's spectacular historic environment and achieve careful and sensitive development within it.

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