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Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

Charmouth

Don't Miss Dorset

If you’re hoping to cram as much into your 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.

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 & 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 & 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 Swanage Railway to your Itinerary

    Swanage Railway

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    Railway

    SWANAGE


    Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time and enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway.

    Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind one of our historic steam locomotives.

    The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the...

  2. Add Abbotsbury Swannery to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Swannery

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Abbotsbury

    The 600-year-old swannery is a natural history paradise. Home to the only managed colony of free-flying mute swans in the world that visitors can walk among. During the nesting and hatching period (end May-end June), it is possible to be standing next to hatching eggs. On average, over 100 nests...

  3. Add The Tutankhamun Exhibition to your Itinerary

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition allows the visitor to experience the magnificence and wonder of the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery with Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, and share in their excitment. Explore the ante-chamber filled with treasures including...

  4. Add Splashdown Poole to your Itinerary

    Splashdown Poole

    Type

    Theme Park

    POOLE

    Splashdown is an all action water park with some of the UK's best water flumes. Spin in the Spacebowl and tumble through twisting tubes of Mississippi Drifter for family tyre fun. Little ones not forgotten as they play around in the Little Buccaneers' Splashzone interactive water play and our...

  5. Add Jurassic Skyline  to your Itinerary

    Jurassic Skyline

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Weymouth

    Located in Weymouth on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jurassic Skyline offers unrivalled views of this breathtaking natural phenomenon.

    With floor to ceiling windows, the viewing capsule slowly rotates a full 360 degrees offering uninterrupted panoramic views up to...

  6. Add Treasure Trails Dorset to your Itinerary

    Treasure Trails Dorset

    Type

    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? The...

  7. Add Palmers Brewery to your Itinerary

    Palmers Brewery

    Type

    Brewery

    BRIDPORT

    Palmers Brewery is situated in Bridport, a charming market town nestling in the hills on the outstanding Jurassic Coast. The tour will take you through historic brewery buildings and will cover all aspects of the brewing process as well as the production of Palmers famous "Golden Cap" whisky....

  8. Add Lulworth Castle & Park to your Itinerary

    Lulworth Castle & Park

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    EAST LULWORTH, Wareham


    Welcome to Lulworth Castle and Park at the heart of the privately owned Lulworth Estate.

    Follow the fascinating story of Lulworth Castle and the inspiring past of its dedicated owners.

    From the Lulworth Castle tower, discover breathtaking views over the Dorset countryside, picnic in the...

  9. Add Badger Watch Dorset to your Itinerary

    Badger Watch Dorset

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Dorchester

    From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle.We are pleased to announce that during the last 5 years we have recorded...

  10. Add The Teddy Bear Museum to your Itinerary

    The Teddy Bear Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    .Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century. From the earliest teddy bears right up until today’s TV favourites they are all there to be seen and enjoyed. The museums oldest bear is called Michael as was made in 1906...