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Visit Dorset's fine attractions

Visit Dorset's fine attractions

Sherborne Abbey

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 Portland Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Portland Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Portland

    For Tourist Information and an excellent introduction to Portland's environment and heritage, visit the Lighthouse Visitor Centre at Portland Bill
    Jurassic Coast, Portland Stone and geology displays, dinosaur brass rubbings, seasonal live video footage of nesting birds on nearby cliff ledges.

  2. Add Corfe Castle to your Itinerary

    Corfe Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    CORFE CASTLE


    A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck.

    Discover 1000 years of Corfe Castle's history as a royal palace and fortress.

    With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of...

  3. Add Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

    Type

    Model/Miniature Village

    CORFE CASTLE

    Come and visit us to see what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.

    Included in the Model Village and gardens are:-
    -Giant...

  4. Add Chesil Beach to your Itinerary

    Chesil Beach

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Chesil Beach is 18 miles (28 kilometres) long and on average is 160 metres wide and rises to 12 metres in height.

    It is a pebble and shingle tombolo connecting Portland to Abbotsbury and then continuing north-westwards to West Bay near Bridport.

    It is the largest tombolo in the UK.

    The pebbles...

  5. Add Swanage Beach to your Itinerary

    Swanage Beach

    Type

    Beach

    SWANAGE


    Swanage Beach is one of the main attractions of the town.

    The waters are clean, and the beach has won many European Blue Flag Awards, as well as the Encams Quality Coast Award.

    Swanage Beach has a well earned reputation for being a good place to soak up the sun and play in the sand and sea...

  6. Add RSPB Weymouth Wetlands to your Itinerary

    RSPB Weymouth Wetlands

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Weymouth

    Weymouth is very lucky to have two top class nature reserves virtually in the middle of town.
    Radipole Lake is situated right next to the beach car park (Swannery Car Park) where our visitor centre and shop is also placed. Radipole Lake has always been a favourite place for wildlife enthusiasts...

  7. Add Walford Mill Crafts to your Itinerary

    Walford Mill Crafts

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Wimborne Minster

    Walford Mill Crafts, a converted mill building by the river Allen, only ¼ mile north of Wimborne, is the place to visit to see the best in quality contemporary British and international craftwork.

    Just a short walk from Wimborne Town Centre Walford Mill Crafts a nationally acclaimed charity,...