Tourism

Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats Nominated For Two Awards

The owner of Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats says she is ‘very excited’ at being nominated for two awards. Alfred’s Keri Jones visited Carolyn Bourchier to see how the glamping business has creatively embraced sustainability measures.

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Outdoor Leader Offers Shaftesbury Visitors Adventures On Electric Bikes

A Motcombe outdoor leader is helping visitors discover the stunning scenery of Shaftesbury and the Cranborne Chase on two wheels. Dan French is applying his experiences from his award-winning Exmoor Adventures to his new North Dorset-based adventure business.

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How Shaftesbury Tourism Leaders Are Welcoming More Overseas Visitors

Shaftesbury’s Abbey Museum is preparing for more non-English speaking tourists next season. Their Chairman has taken action after noticing increased numbers of overseas visitors. The TIC Manager has recognised a similar pattern. Alfred reports.

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Money Saving Move Suggested For Cash-Strapped Shaftesbury TIC

Shaftesbury’s Tourist Information Centre team is urging Dorset Council to apply its tourism funding fairly across the county and support our town’s TIC, before it runs out of cash in 2021. The Mayor has suggested moving the TIC into the Town Hall building. Alfred reports.

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Shaftesbury Area Named One Of Only Fourteen ‘Dark Sky Reserves’ In The World

The night skies around Shaftesbury have been awarded special recognition from a panel of astronomers based in Arizona. The Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty has gained Dark Sky Reserve status.

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Gold Hill’s Starry Skies Proves A Popular Shaftesbury Christmas Card Choice

A stunning night-time image of Shaftesbury will be mailed all over the country and abroad this festive season. Shaftesbury Tourist Information centre has picked a picture of Gold Hill, taken by Nick Bull of Stonehenge Dronescapes, as its charity card this year. And it’s selling fast.

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Why Six Visiting American Artists Are Smitten With Shaftesbury

A group of six visiting American artists have promised to promote Shaftesbury to their social media fans following the warm welcome and stunning sights they’ve experienced on their tour.

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Shaftesbury TIC Boss Explains Significance Of Opinion-Splitting Paint Colour

Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre’s new colour scheme is what you might refer to as ‘Marmitey’. Some people are positive about the yellow paint job. Others hate the hue and are seeing red.

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The American Midwest Podcasters Who Fell In Love With Shaftesbury

A couple from Indiana are sharing Shaftesbury’s scenery and stories about our area with thousands of their online website and podcast followers in The States.

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How Dark Skies Could Boost Shaftesbury’s Tourism Businesses

If you operate a tourism business in the Shaftesbury area, you could start cashing in on our dark skies. An expert in stargazing tourism will share inspiring case studies during a talk at the Royal Chase Hotel.

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