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Events in Dorset in April and May. A lovely time of the year, spring flowers, trees have turned all shades of green, preview of the balmy summer months to come. Browse the events below, a day out is a great idea!
Bournemouth Bay Run. 7th April 2019.
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is on 3rd to 5th May 2019. Intriguing.
Sherbourne Abbey Festival 3rd to 7th May 2019. At Sherbourne Abbey.
Shaftesbury Festival 12th May 2019, A celebration of local food, music and art. Lovely setting
Jurassic Beast Sportive 18th May 2019. Starting at The National Tank Museum, Bovington. This is a breathtaking (in both senses!) event - a cycle ride along the stunning Jurassic coast. Epic route is 101 miles, the standard is 63 miles. Fun is 36 miles. A must do!!!!
Dorchester Marathon and Casterbridge Half Marathon 19th May 2019. In aid of charities.
Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend 24th May to 27th May 2019. Jazz in the seaside town they call the Pearl of Dorset.
Sherborne Castle Country Fair and Rare Breeds Show. 27th May 2019. Fun for everyone in this lovely location.
Royal Bath & West Show 29th May to 1st June 2019. Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. This Show is a classic and one of the best in the country.
Wessex Folk Festival 31st May, 1st and 2nd June 2019. Firm favourite! Mostly free!! Weymouth's Old Harbour and Hope Square.
Winterbourne Steepleton is in the south west of the county not far from Dorchester. A winterbourne is a stream that flows in the winter only and in many cases it passes into the name of the place, It is a pretty little place. Not far from the A35 which gives access to many attractive places along the lovely Dorset coast.
Wimborne Minster to give its full name although often referred to as Wimborne. Have you seen a Town Crier? There is one that can often be seen on weekends around the square and the Church. No visit would be complete without a visit to their famous market.
Weymouth is a delightful seaside town that has been popular with families for generations. There is so much to do in Weymouth that it does not really matter what the weather is!! It is half way along the Jurassic Coast and there are two Nature Reserves, Radipole and Lodmoor. There is access to the stunning South West Coast Path.
Sherborne, in the northwest of the county on the edge of the Blackmore Vale is a beautiful town. Sherbourne Castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Sherborne Abbey is a glorious, stately building that looks like a cathedral, it was when the Saxons built it.
Lyme Regis a pretty and attractive seaside town in the very south west of Dorset. Known as the Pearl of Dorset. Great place if you are interested in fossils with the Jurassic Coast. Access to the South West Coastal Path, great for stunning summer walks.
Bovington, home of the Tank Museum. Six halls showing the history of the tank. With the anniversary of WWI walk in the footsteps of a soldier in that era.
The Cerne Giant is a massive white chalk figure wielding a club on Trendle Hill (or Giant Hill) close to Cerne Abbas. It is now thought that he was not always weilding a club but had a cloak. The origins are unknown. Trendle earthworks are above him.
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Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.
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