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Sherborne Abbey

Don't Miss Dorset

If you’re hoping to cram as much into you visit to Dorset here are a few ideas that are just too good to miss!

Cerne Abbas Giant 
High on a hill over the pretty village of Cerne Abbas is a 180ft high male figure carved out of chalk believed to be an ancient symbol of fertility. It's got to be seen to be believed!

Weymouth
An elegant Georgian seafront, a safe sandy beach and exciting year round events makes Weymouth a top British seaside resort. Weymouth is the only other Olympic venue during the London 2012 Games so if you don't fancy heading to London - come to Dorset for all of the sailing events for 2012.

Corfe Castle
Visit the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle, Dorset's iconic medieval monument - perfect for adventurers of any age! Wander around the historic village and take a steam train to the beach at Swanage.

Jurassic Coast
Take a walk through time along this dramatic coastline and enjoy stunning natural features, exceptional views, 185 million years of history and a World Heritage coastline packed full of fossils!

Monkey World
Visit the world famous ape rescue centre home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys. See up close Orangutans, Monkeys and Chimpanzees and children can make up feeders of treats to give to the primates!

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door 
The two geological features on the Jurassic Coast is the perfect horse-shoe shaped Lulworth Cove and the beautiful arch of Durdle Door. A must see for any visitor to Dorset.

Sherborne Abbey
Travel to Sherborne to see the elegant 15th Century Sherborne Abbey which boasts a beautiful stone, fan vaulted ceiling and the heaviest ring of eight bells in the world! Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon in Sherborne and stroll around the town.

Christchurch's Highcliffe Castle and Priory Church
Dorset is packed full with history and heritage and you can visit some of the best historical attractions at Christchurch. See the romantic seaside Highcliffe Castle built in the 1830's or visit Priory Church in Christchurch dating back to 1094.

Gold Hill
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury is a picture postcard of Dorset and quintessentially English. Make your way to the top of the hill and you'll see stunning views of the surrounding Dorset countryside. Made famous by Hovis for a much loved advert.

Wimborne
Explore quaint streets and hidden courtyards in Wimborne. There are a variety of small shops and lively weekly markets as well as the medieval church, Wimborne Minster.

Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis is a narrow maze of streets and shops winding their way down to the harbour with its famous Cobb and breath-taking views of the surrounding Jurassic coastline.

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  1. Add Treasure Trails Dorset to your Itinerary

    Treasure Trails Dorset

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    Walking Tour

    Hope Square, Weymouth

    Explore the streets of Weymouth with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth.

    As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the clues set on existing buildings, statues and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit?...

  2. Add Terracotta Warriors Museum to your Itinerary

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The only museum outside China exclusively dedicated to the amazing Terracotta Warriors. Unique museum replicas of the warriors, reconstructions of costumes and armour and multimedia presentations.

  3. Add Athelhampton House and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Athelhampton House and Gardens

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    Historic House/Palace

    DORCHESTER

    Athelhampton is one of the finest 15thC manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England. The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine cellar. The Gallery in the west wing exhibits works by the Russian artist Marevna...

  4. Add Lyme Bay RIB Charter to your Itinerary

    Lyme Bay RIB Charter

    Type

    Boat Trip

    Bridport

    Exciting & exhilarating boat trips running from West Bay along the Jurassic Coast.

    RIB Blasts, Coastal Cruises, Water Skiing & Wake Boarding & Jurassic Coast Link between West Bay & Lyme Regis picking up from either harbour.
    Charters & water based events for families, groups, clubs & schools.

  5. Add Putlake Adventure Farm to your Itinerary

    Putlake Adventure Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Swanage

    Visitors are encouraged to explore and make contact with a variety of friendly animals in a relaxed atmosphere. Bottle feed the lambs and goats, groom the ponies, hold a rabbit or watch the farmer carrying out his everyday duties. There are indoor and outdoor picnic and play areas, pedal go karts,...

  6. Add Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival to your Itinerary

    Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival

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    Craft Centre

    Weymouth

    The surprise 2013 “Best of Dorset” Award Winning all weather Visitor Attraction for all the family. Come and see some of the best sand sculptures in the world, right here in Weymouth, created by artists from around the world for your enjoyment. The Sandworld theme for 2014 is “Literally Sand” and...

  7. Add Mangerton Mill to your Itinerary

    Mangerton Mill

    Type

    Water Mill

    BRIDPORT

    17th Century working water mill and Museum of Rural Bygones, set in peaceful rural valley on the river Manger. Trout fishing and riverside walk. Tea room, light lunches, cream teas, homemade fare and local crafts. Open from 16 April 2014 - end of October 2014

  8. Add Portland Castle to your Itinerary

    Portland Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Portland

    Overlooking Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it provides a great day out for visitors and its audio tour, included in the admission price tells of the castle's 450 year history...

  9. Add Beaulieu National Motor Museum to your Itinerary

    Beaulieu National Motor Museum

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Near Brockenhurst

    At the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone.

    With free on-site parking, one great value family ticket grants access to four stunning attractions:

    The National Motor Museum
    With over 250 vehicles in its world famous collection,...

  10. Add Studland Beach and Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

    Type

    Beach

    Studland

    Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks and include Shell Bay. A designated section of naturist beach is at Knoll beach. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds....