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Visit Dorset's fine attractions

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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 Dorset County Museum to your Itinerary

    Dorset County Museum

    Type

    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 Gold Hill to your Itinerary

    Gold Hill

    Type

    Historic Site

    Shaftesbury

    Come and stand on the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury a glorious setting made famous in the much loved "Hovis" advert. Take in the stunning vista down the hill and across the surrounding Dorset countryside.

  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 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. Add Maumbury Rings to your Itinerary

    Maumbury Rings

    Type

    Historic Site

    DORCHESTER

    Maumbury Rings is a Neolithic henge in the south of Dorchester town in Dorset, England. It is a large circular earthwork, 85 metres in diameter, with a single bank and internal ditch and an entrance to the north east. The ditch was created by digging a series of funnel-shaped shafts, each 10 metres...

  7. Add Weymouth Beach to your Itinerary

    Weymouth Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Weymouth


    Weymouth Beach is a three mile beach and is just minutes from the town centre and historic harbour.

    There's plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy on Weymouth Beach ranging from traditional attractions such as Punch & Judy and donkey rides, to lively events such as beach volleyball...

  8. Add Priest's House Museum & Garden to your Itinerary

    Priest's House Museum & Garden

    Type

    Museum

    Wimborne Minster

    The Priest's House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster. Discover our stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection as the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Explore period...

  9. Add Kimmeridge Bay to your Itinerary

    Kimmeridge Bay

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Kimmeridge, WAREHAM


    Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rock-pooling and safest snorkelling site in Dorset!

    Check tide times to gain the most reward.

    The Fine Foundation Marine Centre at the end of the bay encourages all ages to explore Kimmeridge Bay, its ledges...

  10. Add Lyme Regis Philpot Museum to your Itinerary

    Lyme Regis Philpot 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...