Bluebells can be a lovely thing to see around the springtime, and there are various locations around Dorset where you can find them.

The bell-shaped flowers with a violet glow are unmistakable and create a lovely spectacle to take in.

If you want to know a few spots where you can see the beautiful flowers, we've listed some great locations for them.

7 of the best spots to see bluebells in Dorset

Dorset Echo: There are plenty of National Trust sites where you can see bluebellsThere are plenty of National Trust sites where you can see bluebells (Image: Julia Rosser/Dorset Camera Club)

Kingston Lacy

The National Trust site of Kingston Lacy is an ideal place to take in the wondrous spectacle of bluebells, particularly in the Abbott Street Copse section of the area.

There is often plenty to see around April/May and can be enjoyed as part of a walk around the woodland.

Badbury Rings

Badbury Rings is another National Trust site around the remnants of a Celtic hillfort near Blandford Forum.

According to the Total Guide to Dorset website, you can see "bluebells in all their finery dipping in and out of the woodlands nearby".

Charmouth Forest

Charmouth Forest, located near Bridport, is an area of woodland that is teeming with bluebells around the April/May time of year.

According to the West Dorset Leisure Holidays website, they are most commonly found in the "lower section of the woods amongst the beech trees".

Dorset Echo: You are most likely to see bluebells around the springtimeYou are most likely to see bluebells around the springtime (Image: Shazz Hooper/Dorset Camera Club)

Lewesdon Hill

Located near Beaminster, Lewesdon Hill is the highest point in the county and is covered in surrounding woodland.

It is here you can find a "dense carpet of bluebells" in the springtime according to West Dorset Leisure Holidays.

Bulbarrow Hill

Bulbarrow Hill near Woolland, offers great views of the surrounding areas and in springtime "bluebells carpet the top" according to the Inside Dorset website.

Dorset Echo: Carpets of bluebells can be found around DorsetCarpets of bluebells can be found around Dorset (Image: Amanda Jane Norfolk/Dorset Camera Club)

Ashmore Woods

According to the Woodland Trust website Ashmore Woods is "a combination of broadleaf woodland and mixed conifers, also rich in wildflowers, especially bluebells in late spring, celandines, primroses and the tall spears of great mullein and foxgloves."

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Powerstock Common Nature Reserve

Powerstock Common Nature Reserve is "hidden away in the West Dorset countryside" according to the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

It supports "an impressive list of rare and protected species" and is also a spot where you can catch some bluebells in the springtime.

The website adds: "A visit to Powerstock Common is rewarding at any time of year.

"In early spring the woodlands are alive with birdsong and sprinkled with a carpet of bluebell, wild daffodil, herb-Paris and early purple orchid."