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The Jurassic Coast, West Country accents and Thomas Hardy—we bring you the best things to do in Dorset. The third most southerly county in England, over half of Dorset has been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Farmers markets, fairs and quaint local shops abound—but that’s not to say there isn’t thriving city life to be had too. Bournemouth is Dorset’s largest city, followed by Poole, with the latter home to some of the most expensive properties in the world. Whether you’re after a country escape or culture-fest, here’s our round up of the best things to do in Dorset. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.