24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

The famous Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, North Dorset in winter. Location for the making of the Hovis b

The famous Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, North Dorset in winter. Location for the making of the Hovis bread advert. Taken in the winter months with covering of snow, cloud cover and good visibility into the distance. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

We all love Dorset, right? And some of us probably think there’s no place better. Here’s why...

 

1. The seafront…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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2. Going for a drive will look like this…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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3. Local wildlife put on a sunset show…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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4. It's a place where getting up early will reward you with views like this…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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5. It can be pretty good for a stargaze…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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6. It's perfect for when you're in a reflective mood…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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7. We've got history…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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8. You can enjoy a picnic with a view…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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9. Come on, this is a place where even the wildlife looks good...

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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10. ... and it looks pretty special when the sun is out, too.

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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11. This is just your average walk in Dorset…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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12. You might spot one of these hanging about…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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13. If it's peace and quiet you're looking for, this is the place to be…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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14. Durdle Door, need we say more?

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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15. You might mistake the sea for the Mediterranean…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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16. It looks like this from above…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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17. Beautiful scenes appear when the moon comes out…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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18. We have some pretty famous residents...

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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19. ... and some beautiful sunsets.

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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20. Awesome photographers take shots like this…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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21. It's a great place to walk your canine friend…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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22. The cottages are just so cosy…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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23. Even the smallest piece of architecture is picture worthy…

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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24. We could keep going all day, but we'll leave you with one final reason... This premier county is home to a Premier League football club!

24 reasons Dorset is probably the best place on earth

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK in winter

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