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The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

Back To S-cool Style with Quedam Shopping Centre

Tuesday 20 August 2019

The words ‘Back To School’ may bring your thoughts straight to basic essentials such as stationery, uniforms, shoes, bags and lunchboxes but not at the Quedam Shopping Centre...

REVEALED: The finalists of the Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019

Monday 19 August 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful finalists!

Dog friendly pubs in Dorset: 15 of the best places to go

Monday 19 August 2019

You can’t beat a pub lunch after a scenic country walk with your four-legged friend. In no particular order, we pick some of the best dog friendly pubs in Dorset

A visitor’s guide to Wareham

Monday 19 August 2019

This town is one for the history lovers, but today it also has a thriving arts and crafts scene as well as a fantastic foodie offering

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Monday 19 August 2019

If you’re looking for ways to spend the bank holiday weekend, why not head to one of these fantastic events in Dorset?

Volunteers needed to rechalk the Cerne Abbas Giant

Friday 16 August 2019

The National Trust is celebrating a landmark 100 years since they first came into ownership of this iconic BFG…and now they’re calling on volunteers to give him a face-lift later this month

Dunshay Manor: the latest addition to the Landmark Trust portfolio

Friday 16 August 2019

How do you fancy staying in the former family home of legendary Dorset sculptor Mary Spencer Watson? Well, as Steve Harris finds out, now you can…

WIN a lambswool throw worth £200 from the Cornish Bed Company

Wednesday 14 August 2019

We’ve teamed up with the Cornish Bed Company to offer you the chance to win this gorgeous throw that will make the perfect accompaniment to your current bedroom arrangement

WIN a pair of tickets to Knoll Gardens

Tuesday 13 August 2019

These beautiful gardens are famed for their ornamental grasses, and autumn is one of the best times of the year to visit

WATCH: 12 retro videos showcasing Dorset in times gone by

Monday 12 August 2019

Take a step back in time with these short clips showcasing the glory days of Dorset. How much has changed over the past 85 years?

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Monday 12 August 2019

We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...

13 of the best afternoon teas and cream teas in Dorset

Monday 12 August 2019

This week (12-18 August) marks National Afternoon Tea Week! From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel, Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cakes, bakes and brews in the county

Walk: Around Corfe Castle with Ninebarrow

Friday 9 August 2019

This 5 mile walk has been devised by local folk music duo Ninebarrow, and it makes the most of the area’s breathtaking views

WIN a Badger Beer camping kit

Friday 9 August 2019

There’s not much that’s better than a pint of Badger beer, and now the local brewery are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a branded camping kit

10 of the best places to eat in Weymouth

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The seaside town of Weymouth is rapidly acquiring a reputation for its fantastic culinary offering - from fine Italian dining to freshly caught seafood, there’s something here to tantalise all taste buds

A visitor’s guide to Highcliffe-on-Sea

Monday 5 August 2019

This glorious seaside town is steeped in history, famed for its spectacular castle which was once home to the founder of retail giant Selfridges

Coastal cafes in Dorset: 8 of the best places to go

Friday 2 August 2019

What could be more relaxing than sitting with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake as you look out to sea? We think it’s hard to top, so we’ve picked eight of the best beach cafés to visit in Dorset

Open gardens you can visit in Dorset this month

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Make the most of the sunny weather (or grab an umbrella) and take a stroll through one of these glorious NGS venues this August – you’ll find wildlife ponds, waterfalls and cottage garden flowers in abundance

Walk: Bishop’s Caundle and Caphays Drove

Monday 29 July 2019

Peaceful country lanes, ancient tracks, old drove roads, historic farms, a Neo-Georgian country house, an early-Victorian post-box and a 15th-century road bridge all combine in this fascinating walk through the Blackmore Vale. From the start in the linear hill-top village, there are fine long views wherever we go. Words and photos: Edward Griffiths

10 things you probably didn’t know about Bournemouth

Monday 29 July 2019

Steve Roberts reveals some of the curious facts about Bournemouth and the famous people that once called it home

Wildlife to spot at night this summer

Monday 29 July 2019

From the churring call of the nightjar to colourful moths drawn to night-scented plants, there is plenty of wildlife to look and listen for after sunset

Words: Catherine Bolado

WIN a luxury ‘Taste of Gidleigh Park’ stay for two

Monday 29 July 2019

Enter our competition to win a luxury ‘A Taste of Gidleigh Park’ overnight stay for two and celebrate with Gidleigh Park as it welcomes its brand new Executive Head Chef, the Michelin starred Chris Eden

The best spots for stargazing in Dorset

Monday 29 July 2019

In Dorset, city lights are few and far between. Get your binoculars and telescopes ready, because we’ve picked some of the best places for spotting stars and the solar system in Dorset

A visitor’s guide to Cerne Abbas

Friday 26 July 2019

It’s hard not to fall in love with Cerne Abbas’ unique character and charm – and with a history that can be traced right the way back to AD 987, there are plenty of stories to be uncovered here too

Vote for your local heroes in the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards

Monday 22 July 2019

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards champion and promote our county’s outstanding food and drink heroes and they will be celebrated at the gala dinner in September

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