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Dorset chosen to host Paddington Bear

As a result of Dorset being chosen to host the world-famous bear, the Visit Dorset team will be sharing photos of Paddington Bear’s adventures and visits to the top attractions in Dorset via their social accounts by using the hashtag #PaddingtonsBritain.

So far, Paddington Bear has built a sandcastle on Weymouth Beach, taken a selfie at the Portland Bill lighthouse, visited Portland’s Olympic Rings, browsed around the Dorchester Teddy Bear Museum and had a look around the filming location for the ITV drama Broadchurch at West Bay.

Nick Thornley, from the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership, told the Western Gazette, “We are delighted to welcome Paddington to Dorset and are thrilled to be working with VisitBritain on this engaging national campaign. Paddington’s well known love of exploring new places makes him the perfect icon for inspiring visitors to discover all that is great about Dorset.”

If you are staying in one of our Shaftesbury cottages, then check out the Visit Dorset Facebook page to keep up to date with where Paddington Bear is heading to next.