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Christmas highlights in Dorset

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Corfe Castle in the mist
Corfe Castle in the mist NTPL/Matthew Antrobus

Winter walks in Dorset

Enjoy a Dorset winter walk.

A dog next to a knitted Christmas pudding at Greenway
There's fun for all the family at Greenway this Christmas National Trust / Tony Cobley


Christmas is a time for friends and family, getting stuck into the cooking and baking, plus maybe a spot of over-indulging. Here's a few ideas to help make Christmas special.

Father Christmas and a young child
Santa gives a gift to a little girl 1116862 National Trust Images-Rob Stothard

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Places in the South West host everything from outdoor cinema to ranger days and guided walks.



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Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.