Discover the local area and places of interest

 
Art Talks
Art Historian Jennifer Spiers Introduces the Art Talks Series at Summer Lodge

Brush up on your art history knowledge with Summer Lodge's engaging series of Art Talks.

22nd August 2018

Dorset Wildlife
Everything You Need to Know About Dorset Wildlife

Discover the region's outstanding wildlife with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

18th July 2018

Hidden Dorset
Hidden Dorset

Discover a different side to beautiful Dorset with these unusual suggestions and local secrets.

13th July 2018

Meet the Gardener at Summer Lodge: Introducing Michael Francis

Responsible for Summer Lodge's stunning gardens, we meet gardener Michael Francis.

11th June 2018

Dorset Family Holidays
An Unforgettable Family Summer Holiday in Dorset

Summer Lodge is the ideal summer holiday destination for families thanks to its family friendly cottages and dining options.

06th June 2018

Dorset Steam Fair
5 Reasons to Visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair

A long established celebration of local heritage, culture and agriculture, Dorset's steam fair is set to be extra special in 2018 as it celebrates its 50th birthday.

15th May 2018

Dorset Walks
Five Great Walks for Children in Dorset

Walking is the best way to make the most of Dorset's stunning landscape and these family friendly routes are suitable for all ages.

19th April 2018

Melbury House
The Story Behind Melbury House in Dorset

High on the heritage list is Melbury House,  a magnificent property a stone's throw from Summer Lodge Country House Hotel.

18th April 2018

Summer Treats at Red Carnation Hotels
10 Unmissable Summer Treats at Red Carnation Hotels

From the Wimbledon bar to a sunset cruise on Lake Geneva, Red Carnation Hotels have plenty of Summer events planned to help you make the most of the season.

29th March 2018

Chesil Beach Film
Dorset On Screen: On Chesil Beach, The Film

Within easy reach of Summer Lodge and The Acorn Inn, Dorset’s beautiful Chesil Beach has inspired literary and cinematic works.

27th March 2018

Dippy trustee of the National History Museum
Dippy Comes to the Jurassic Coast

In 2018, Dippy, the life-sized Diplodocus cast, is touring the UK.

29th January 2018

Places to Propose in Dorset
The Best Places to Propose in Dorset

Dorset known for its romantic settings the ideal for a Valentine's weekend escape.

15th January 2018

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