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Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

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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 Dorset County Museum to your Itinerary

    Dorset County Museum

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    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    Discover Dorset in depth at Dorset County Museum and explore the story of the county from prehistory to the present day. Visit the nostalgic and atmospheric Victorian Gallery, one of the few places in Europe you can follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans by actually walking on Roman mosaic...

  2. Add Lyme Bay RIB Charter to your Itinerary

    Lyme Bay RIB Charter

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    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.

  3. Add Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    SWANAGE

    The Museum and Heritage Centre is situated in the Old Market Building (built in the 1890's) on Swanage seafront on the site of the former 'Bankers' where the local quarried stone was stored before shipment. The Centre contains information on the history, geology and geography of the town and...

  4. Add Swanage Beach Bungalows to your Itinerary

    Swanage Beach Bungalows

    Type

    Beach

    SWANAGE

    Beach huts are let on a daily or weekly basis. They are a popular feature and are provided with a table, four chairs and an electricity power point enabling you to have some comforts whilst gazing out to sea. Hire a beach hut, and your trips to the beach are made easier without having to take all...

  5. Add Henley Hillbillies to your Itinerary

    Henley Hillbillies

    Type

    Family Fun

    Buckland Newton, DORCHESTER

    Celebrating our 21st anniversary we invite you to experience a day in the glorious Dorset countryside. The Henley Hillbillies is a family run business tucked away in the beautiful quiet Piddle Valley in Dorset – just over the hill from the famous Cerne Giant. Based on the 180 acre family farm, all...

  6. Add Palmers Brewery to your Itinerary

    Palmers Brewery

    Type

    Brewery

    BRIDPORT

    Palmers Brewery is situated in the hills on the outstanding Jurassic Coast. Brewery tours take you through the historic brewery buildings giving an insight into the brewing process. Visitors between the ages of 13-17 years old must "be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately the tours are not...

  7. Add Margaret Green Animal Rescue to your Itinerary

    Margaret Green Animal Rescue

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Church Knowle, WAREHAM

    Every year Margaret Green Animal Rescue cares for over 1,200 animals, many of which were abandoned, unwanted or ill-treated, and rehome them to new, loving owners. We have a large variety of animals including cats, rabbits, donkeys, goats, pigs and horses. Come and meet them all at our Church...

  8. Add The Tank Museum to your Itinerary

    The Tank Museum

    Type

    Museum

    BOVINGTON, Wareham

    The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world's best collection of tanks, and action packed live displays during the school holidays.
    Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning almost 100 years of history. As you explore the museum's...

  9. Add Purbeck Sports Centre to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Sports Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    WAREHAM

    Fitness fun in Purbeck
    Stunning countryside views, fantastic facilities for all the family and a 25 metre indoor pool make Purbeck Sports Centre the perfect venue to keep active.
    • Sessions for all the family in the low-chlorine swimming pool
    • Three all-weather floodlit tennis courts...

  10. 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,...