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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 The Rex Cinema to your Itinerary

    The Rex Cinema

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    Cinema

    WAREHAM

    Cinema and special event evenings (Matinees during school holidays). Stairlift to auditorium. Fantastic interior dating from 1920 and own Bar. Also a venue for Purbeck Film Festival.

  2. Add Bridport Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Bridport Leisure Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    BRIDPORT

    The leisure centre is open seven days a week and has a comprehensive programme of activities to suit people of all ages.

    Facilities include:
    • 25 metre, 6 lane main pool and 12 metre teaching pool
    • 70 station gym includes the Technogym Wellness System
    • Multi-purpose sports hall hosting...

  3. Add Bennetts Water Gardens to your Itinerary

    Bennetts Water Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    WEYMOUTH

    Wild plants and wildlife abound in the 6 acres of ponds, including a National collection of over 150 varieties of water lilies. Tropical house displaying tropical water lilies and a cacti collection. Woodland walks and a museum showing the history of Chickerell's brickworks. Replica 'Monet' style...

  4. Add Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Weymouth

    Probably one of the best gardens of its type in the world. Winner of silver medal at Chelsea and silver gilt at Hampton Court Show. Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of woodland valley. The unique micro climate enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive here...

  5. Add Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

    Type

    Garden

    DORCHESTER

    Kingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy's Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The gardens include grand floral displays, stone terraces, topiary, a lake and temple. The Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of...

  6. Add 1610 Dorchester Sports Centre to your Itinerary

    1610 Dorchester Sports Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    DORCHESTER

    The new £8 million centre provides the local community with a first-class swimming and fitness facility offering a huge range of activities and classes for people of all ages to enjoy.

    The new centre includes:
    • 50 station fitness studio with state of the art equipment
    • Dance studio -...

  7. Add Lyme Regis Museum to your Itinerary

    Lyme Regis Museum

    Type

    Museum

    LYME REGIS

    Built on the site of the family home of Lyme's renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the building is packed with fascinating displays on Lyme's history, its internationally important geology and the many significant writers connected with the town, from Jane Austen to John Fowles. The museum also...

  8. Add Treasure Trails Dorset to your Itinerary

    Treasure Trails Dorset

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Cerne Abbas, Dochester

    Dorset Trails are full of interesting snippets of fact as well as some wonderful hidden places you would just never see. Have fun exploring as you solve the clues in one of Dorset’s Murder Mystery, Treasure Hunt or Spy Trails.

    The Trails are great for a families and a good way to keep children...

  9. Add Condor Ferries to your Itinerary

    Condor Ferries

    Type

    Boat Trip

    The Quay, Weymouth


    Enjoy a day trip to the Channel Islands of Jersey or Guernsey via Condor Ferries. From £30 per adult for a day trip, you'll be getting your money's worth compared to other days out. On a Condor Ferries day trip you are only a few hours away from a great day out for the whole family. With all the...

  10. Add The Blue Pool to your Itinerary

    The Blue Pool

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Furzebrook, WAREHAM

    A unique attraction in the Isle of Purbeck.
    A chance to escape the outside world and enjoy walks around a magical Pool famous for its ever changing colours. Sandy Paths lead up steps to views of the Purbeck Hills or down steps to the waters edge. Giftshop, Museum and Plant Centre. The Teahouse...