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Gold Hill

Gold Hill

Shaftesbury

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 Town Mill - Lyme Regis to your Itinerary

    Town Mill - Lyme Regis

    Type

    Water Mill

    LYME REGIS

    Fully restored working watermill in the heart of Lyme Regis. Regular demonstrations of milling, art galleries, pottery, craft studios, restaurant, gift shop, cheesemonger, microbrewery and 17th century walled garden.

  2. Add Ringstead Beach to your Itinerary

    Ringstead Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Dorchester

    A protected shingle beach overlooking Weymouth Bay.

    Dogs permitted on beach all year round.

  3. 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...

  4. Add RSPB Arne Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    RSPB Arne Nature Reserve

    Type

    Natural Feature

    WAREHAM

    RSPB Arne Nature Reserve is celebrated for its lowland heathland, which is rare in Europe, and its wildlife including Dartford warblers, nightjars, all six species of British reptile, plus many species of butterflies, dragonflies, and moths.

    It is also home to nearly 500 types of flowering plant...

  5. Add Cogden Beach to your Itinerary

    Cogden Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Bridport

    Owned by the National Trust, Cogden Beach, the steep shelving, single beach is located on the coast road between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (B3157).

    Car parking is free for National Trust members with direct access to the beach via a footpath across a field.

    Non-members will have to pay 40p...

  6. Add Lyme Regis Beaches to your Itinerary

    Lyme Regis Beaches

    Type

    Beach

    Lyme Regis


    Lyme regis is a picturesque and historic seaside town set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

    A town of steep streets, its most outstanding feature is a delightful 13th century harbour known as the Cobb.

    The beaches in Lyme regis are a mixture of sand and pebbles.

    Monmouth beach is...

  7. Add Maiden Castle to your Itinerary

    Maiden Castle

    Type

    Historic Site

    Dorchester

    The finest and largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain, with enormous earthworks and complicated entrances. Its banks enclose an area the size of 50 football pitches, which would have been home to about 200 families.

  8. Add St Catherine's Chapel to your Itinerary

    St Catherine's Chapel

    Type

    Church/Chapel

    ABBOTSBURY

    Set high on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury Abbey, this sturdily buttressed and barrel-vaulted 14th-century chapel was built by the monks as a place of pilgrimage and retreat.

  9. Add Portland Bill Lighthouse to your Itinerary

    Portland Bill Lighthouse

    Type

    Lighthouse

    Portland


    Enjoy a guided tour of the Trinity House Lighthouse at Portland Bill.

    For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel.

    A red sector light warns mariners of the...

  10. Add Lulworth & Weymouth RIB Rides to your Itinerary

    Lulworth & Weymouth RIB Rides

    Type

    Boat Trip

    Here at Lulworth RIB Rides we have the enviable job of running boat trips out of Lulworth Cove and along the beautiful Jurassic Coast- England's first and only natural world heritage site! Along this astonishing stretch of Coastline you will see 185 million years of history and remember to keep...