News & Events

The latest news and events from the Dorset magazine

WIN a VIP tour of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet

Friday 15 June 2018

We have teamed up with Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to offer a winner and guest the chance to tour the race fleet and meet race crew

Meet the talented head chef from Knoll House Hotel

Thursday 7 June 2018

The bistro at Knoll House is open daily providing sensational views across Studland Bay as well as a head chef who is passionate about sourcing local produce for his Anglo-French inspired menu

Fish and chip shops in Dorset you need to try

Thursday 7 June 2018

When Friday night arrives you can’t beat a traditional fish supper from the local chippy. With some help from our readers and in no particular order, we pick eight great ‘plaices’ for fish and chips in Dorset

A ramble around Sutton Poyntz and Bincombe Hill

Monday 4 June 2018

From Chalbury Hill, Bincombe Hill and Came Down, there are wonderful views over Weymouth Bay to the Isle of Portland that will reward you on this challenging walk

Things to do in Wimborne Minster

Monday 4 June 2018

Start your day with sun salutations in a beautiful garden, try your hand at printmaking in a mill, then finish with a Shakespeare play at sunset or a spot of conscious clubbing

Things to look forward to at this year’s Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Friday 1 June 2018

Europe’s biggest seafood festival is just a few months away. Here’s what to expect from the award-winning festival taking place in Weymouth in July

Win a luxury coastal stay for two people at The Greenbank Hotel

Wednesday 30 May 2018

We’ve teamed up with The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth, Cornwall to offer one lucky prize winner a luxury stay for two people

6 of the best spots for sunrises and sunsets in Dorset

Friday 25 May 2018

Visit Dorset has teamed up with some of the county’s best photographers to reveal the best locations to watch the sunrise or sunset to celebrate the Summer Solstice

What to expect from this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

Friday 25 May 2018

The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to welcome hundreds of visitors and performers to the third Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

Dorset gins you really need to try

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Here are some delicious and award-winning Dorset gins to celebrate World Gin Day on 9 June

Reasons to visit Beaminster Festival this year

Tuesday 22 May 2018

From Shakespeare in the garden to a party in the square, artistic director, Lois Pearson, unveils an exciting programme for all the community at Beaminster Festival 2018

Things to do in Dorset this weekend

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Great things to do in Dorset this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas

A ramble around Broadstone and Upton Country Park

Monday 21 May 2018

A Roman road, an elegant mansion set in landscaped grounds and far reaching view across Poole Harbour all combine in this easy walk along two old railway routes

Dippy’s record breaking Dorset residency

Monday 21 May 2018

Dippy’s exhibition brought record-breaking numbers of visitors to Dorset County Museum

Nominate now in the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards are back and we want you to nominate your local heroes now

On Chesil Beach has been made into a film and it’s hitting our screens this month

Friday 11 May 2018

Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-nominated novel On Chesil Beach has been made into a film, but capturing Chesil’s wild windswept beauty proved to be quite a challenge for cast and crew

Thrilling tales of the Jurassic Coast and Dorset dinosaurs

Friday 4 May 2018

Sam Scriven of the Jurassic Coast Trust shares thrilling tales of Dorset dinosaurs and reveals what this coastline looked like millions of years ago with the help of paleoartist Dr Mark Witton

You can now buy a house on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury

Friday 4 May 2018

A house on Dorset’s most famous street has become available and this is how much it costs to buy

A ramble around Stourton Caundle and Thornhill Park

Tuesday 1 May 2018

The quiet country lanes around this Blackmore Vale village offer delightful walking, but the fields before Thornhill Park are more of an adventure, as Edward Griffiths discovers

What should I do if my dog is bitten by an adder?

Monday 30 April 2018

Vet, Dave Cumber explains how to spot and deal with two seasonal issues that worry dog owners and have been making the news

Villages in Dorset: 10 of the prettiest places to visit

Friday 27 April 2018

Dorset villages are some of the most beautiful in England – think winding lanes, thatched cottages and a cosy pub or welcoming tea room. We suggest ten of the prettiest villages to visit in the county

Festivals happening in Dorset this month

Monday 23 April 2018

Festival season is well and truly underway in Dorset. From local bands and arts and crafts, to cider, pirates and much more, we pick some of the best festivals taking place in the county in June

A ramble around Winton and Talbot Woods

Monday 23 April 2018

On this fascinating urban walk Edward Griffiths reveals the legacy left by two philanthropic sisters who established Talbot Village to help support the local community

Dorset pubs with pretty beer gardens

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Summer is fast approaching and warm weekends are perfect for sitting in a pub garden with good beer and even better company. In no particular order, we pick ten of the best Dorset pubs with beer gardens

Recipe: Slow-cooked blade of West Country beef

Monday 16 April 2018

Celebrate St George’s Day with this sumptuous slow-cooked beef dish in a herb and red wine sauce created by award-winning chef Tony Beales of Beales Gourmet

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