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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 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...

  2. Add Abbotsbury Beach - Chesil Bank and Fleet Lagoon Na to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Beach - Chesil Bank and Fleet Lagoon Na

    Type

    Beach

    Bridport

    A shelving beach made up of pebbles and shingle, popular with both local anglers and families for mackerel fishing. Close to the beach is the village of Abbotsbury, where there are three main attractions - Swannery, Sub Tropical Gardens and the Children's Farm. The village is approximately one mile...

  3. Add Kingston Russell Stone Circle to your Itinerary

    Kingston Russell Stone Circle

    Type

    Historic Site

    ABBOTSBURY

    A Bronze Age stone circle consisting of 18 stones. Accessible to walkers only.

  4. 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...

  5. Add Abbotsbury Children's Farm to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Children's Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    WEYMOUTH

    The Children's Farm is home to a large variety of animals. Children can bottle feed baby goats twice daily, cuddle the guinea pigs and meet the rabbits, donkeys, cows and pigs. There is goat racing twice a day, a large indoor playbarn with ball pool, plus pony rides and an educational display about...

  6. Add Tyneham Village to your Itinerary

    Tyneham Village

    Type

    Church/Chapel

    EAST LULWORTH, Wareham


    Tyneham Village was evacuated in 1943 during WWII and it has been deserted ever since.

    The Church and School have exhibitions about the village and villagers.

    The exhibitions are open from 10am until 4pm when Tyneham Village is open to the public.

    A 1 mile walk from Tyneham Village leads to...

  7. 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...

  8. Add Forde Abbey and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Forde Abbey and Gardens

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    CHARD

    Forde Abbey is a fascinating combination of mediaeval monastery and family home. Many of its 12th century features, including the Cloisters and vaulted Undercroft (in use today as a tea room) are beautifully preserved.

    After the dissolution of the monasteries, Forde Abbey was transformed into a...

  9. Add Charmouth Beach to your Itinerary

    Charmouth Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Lyme Regis


    Charmouth Beach is slightly shelving and is made up of pebbles and sand.

    Charmouth Beach is famous, along with Lyme Regis, for its fossils, especially in winter months due to the rough seas.

    Charmouth Beach is located 2 miles from Lyme Regis and 6 miles from Bridport.

    At the Charmouth...

  10. 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 centre includes:
    • 50 station fitness studio with state of the art equipment
    • Dance studio - offering a huge...