Flying Scotsman at Swanage, Dorset
In the autumn of 2022 the iconic steam engine, the Flying Scotsman, was loaned to Swanage Railway based in Swanage, a seaside town in Dorset. For several days residents and visitors to the town could enjoy the thrilling sight of the Flying Scotsman travelling along the line between Swanage and Norden. It was then on static display for a few days before returning to its home at the National Railway Museum.
The Enchanting Carey's Secret Garden in Dorset
Get away from the humdrum daily life and spend some time enjoying the calming ambience of Carey's Secret Garden. Revived after forty years of neglect this garden is surrounded by a Victorian Wall incorporating the Roundhouse Potting Shed and an old potato store that has been converted to the Secret Salt Pig Café. A variety of small gardens surround the Rose Garden, its focal point. Not just a garden but a place to learn new skills in its Outdoor Classroom and attend special events.
The Excellent Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne, Dorset
The Eastbury Hotel & Spa is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is a real home from home – enhanced by the super food by chef Matt Street in the two rosette Seasons restaurant.
An Illuminated Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset
This December Kingston Lacey, a National Trust Property near Wimborne in Dorset has excelled with its Illuminated Walk featuring amazing feats of lights and lasers including a Neon Tree, a Heart Arch Walk, and the Christmas Cathedral linked by Snowflake Walks.
A Dozen Delights in Dorset, England
As a county Dorset has everything a visitor could wish for. A rugged coast interspersed with miles of golden, sandy beaches. Beautiful landscapes in a fertile hinterland carpeting the rolling Purbeck hills. Lovely historic towns graced with beautiful architecture, independent shops and plenty of opportunities for a Dorset cream tea.
Ignite Trail at Kingston Lacy
As darkness falls on Kingston Lacy the magical Ignite Trail lights up. Mythical creatures and old favourites surrounded by dancing flames await beyond a carpet of blazing torches that light your way.
Breakfast in Bed at La Fosse in Cranborne, Dorset
We deserve a break while in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we need to feel both comfortable and safe if we go away. La Fosse, a restaurant with rooms in the lovely village of Cranborne has an excellent system of COVID-19 safeguards in place. Guests can feel safe and well-cared for while enjoying a holiday in the Dorset countryside.
Two Days in Splendid Sherborne: DayTwo, Around the Abbey
We forget how powerful and wealthy the church was during the Middle Ages. Sherborne is a good example of this with its heritage of historical buildings that date back to the building of its abbey and the establishment of the world renowned Sherborne School.
Two Days in Splendid Sherborne: Day One, Castleton
Sherborne is steeped in history and a showcase of architectural treasures – its history is on its streets and a walk through this pretty Dorset town is a walk through its history. There is so much to see it merits a two-day visit. Stay at the lovely Eastbury Hotel and enjoy the diversity of the local cuisine.
The Road to Bournemouth Pier
By the time I got to the top the wind had increased in strength and I had to wait for it to drop. Once the all-clear was given the gate in front of me was opened so I walked to the edge of the platform and stepped into thin air. Any apprehension I had felt was immediately replaced by elation as I whizzed down the wire. It really was thrilling ...