There's something for everyone in Dorset this season including a Victorian Christmas house and illuminated garden at Kingston Lacy, Tudor merriment at Corfe Castle, bracing walks along the beach at Studland and a peek into Thomas Hardy's Christmas at Max Gate and Hardy's Cottage.
Family time is especially important at Christmas. Make the most of the winter holidays with a traditional Victorian Christmas at Kingston Lacy.
Tudor traditions and magical lighting effects combine to make Christmas at Corfe Castle a feast for the senses.
Winter is a time to experience the wild side of Studland Bay, far from the crowded high streets.
Come and experience a very merry Hardy Christmas at Max Gate and Hardy's Cottage this festive season.
Looking for handmade inspiration this Christmas? Here's a list of crafty things to made from our favourite bloggers, from ice lanterns to old fashioned wrapping paper.
Delicious festive fayre is always a fixture of the Christmas Day dinner table. Find classic recipes from the past and try our versions of modern favourites with top Christmas recipes.