We have seen that the coast, the scenery and the historical significance are some of the reasons people visit Dorset! But there are many other reasons that they come.
For example, because of its scenery and history, Dorset has been the inspiration and setting for authors, poets, films and TV over the years. Visitors are often interested in viewing the sites which inspired them or buildings associated with famous characters. They may also come for annual events, as there are many festivals of all kinds (art, music, literary, food, sport) that take place throughout the year all over the county.
Visitors may not travel specifically into the county for the variety of food and drink on offer; but eating out and the range of food on offer can make a good holiday experience a great one.
Dorset is home to excellent local produce and fresh seafood, and visitors always appreciate local food and drink. Knowing what is on offer is important when making sure a visitor has a good time (although it is good to be able to recommend as well!)
The many food festivals reflect the different types of food available, from gourmet meals to fish and chips. Make sure you know the nearest restaurant to you – does it have a speciality? Can you personally recommend it?
Now read through the following topics to find out more.