Accommodation


Where to Stay
Find cottages, hotels and B&B's in our Dorset & New Forest accommodation guide.

Dorset & New Forest Maps


Dorset maps

Explore Dorset & the New Forest with our interactive online maps of towns and villages.

Things to do in Dorset


Things to do

Events, shows, music, markets, boot sales and more in our What's On guide.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Hellstone at Portisham

The Hellstone at Portisham

The Hellstone also known as the Stone of the Dead can be found on Portisham Hill about a mile or so from the Hardy monument. It's quite an impressive dolmen which was constructed around 6 thousand years ago but it probably looked a little different then than it does today...
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Walks in Dorset

100 Walks in Dorset

Part of a series for the keen walker, this book features 100 route descriptions of circular walks ranging from 3-12 miles in Dorset. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking...

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Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach Guide

A guide to the main beaches in and around the Bournemouth area.... 
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Days Out

Fun Family Days Out

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend but on a tight budget? We find four fun family days... 
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Poole Beaches

Poole Beaches

A guide to the main beaches and their facilities in and around the Poole area...
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What's On...

Fin-tastic Family Fun & Save up to 25% at the Oceanariu...

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Fin-tastic Family Fun & Save up to 25% at the Oceanariu... The Oceanarium, the Bournemouth Aquarium will be hosting a week full of fin-tastic fun for all the family to enjoy this half term! • Get up close with reptiles, rock pool favourites and creepy crawlies including giant millipedes and Rosie the tarantula in interactive meet the creature...


Curious About Bournemouth?

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Curious About Bournemouth? Have fun discovering Bournemouth with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this lovely seaside town – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The...


Curious About Dorchester?

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Curious About Dorchester? Have fun discovering Dorchester with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this charming Dorset town – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The...


World Village Market

April
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World Village Market This colourful event, to be held in the Town Square, Bournemouth, promises a mouth watering feast of exotic foods for visitors to try – from Thai noodles to Spanish paella, Greek olives to French cheeses as well as a selection of healthy local and British fayre. The unique festival-style...


 
 
 
 

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Knowlton Henges Knowlton Henges Also known as Knowlton Circles and Knowlton Rings the henges were constructed in the Neolithic per... More detail
Corfe Castle Corfe Castle Strategically perched on an ancient hilltop and guarding the main route in and out of the Isle of Pu... More detail

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Ancient Stones of Dorset
article thumbnailThis book gives a lovingly compiled comprehensive account of standing stones and other sites in Dorset,...