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Gold Hill

Gold Hill

Shaftesbury

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 Pirate Adventure Mini Golf to your Itinerary

    Pirate Adventure Mini Golf

    Type

    Golf Course

    Weymouth

  2. Add Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre to your Itinerary

    Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    BRIDPORT

    Set up to encourage safe and sustainable collecting of Jurassic fossils from local beaches, the centre offers hands-on displays, interactive computers and information about fossils and fossil hunting. Throughout the year the centre runs guided fossil hunting walks as well as countryside and marine...

  3. Add Badbury Rings to your Itinerary

    Badbury Rings

    Type

    Historic Site

    East Dorset

    Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort in east Dorset. The site dates from around 800 BC and was in use until the Roman occupation of 43 AD. Now forming part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and under the guardianship of The National Trust, the site has been restored to light grazing land as this has...

  4. Add Golden Cap to your Itinerary

    Golden Cap

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Golden Cap is the rather obvious name for a high, flat-topped hill of deep orange sandstone on the cliffs between Charmouth and Bridport. It represents the tail end of a vein of the warm-coloured sandstone that stretches down from the Cotswolds. The Cap is the highest point on the south coast, at...

  5. 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...

  6. Add West Bay Beach to your Itinerary

    West Bay Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Bridport

    Shingle, sand and pebbles. Steep shelving.

    Slipway and harbour.

    Auxiliary coastguard.

  7. Add Clouds Hill - home of T.E .Lawrence to your Itinerary

    Clouds Hill - home of T.E .Lawrence

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    BOVINGTON, Wareham

    T E Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia) retreat containing his own furnishings and photographs. Sorry no internal photography is permitted. Suitable for school groups. A special exhibition on Lawrence is provided in the garage area.

  8. Add Granby Fun Factory to your Itinerary

    Granby Fun Factory

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Weymouth

    Granby Fun Factory is Dorset’s premier soft play centre with a gigantic indoor play area, huge restaurant and two party rooms for children’s parties.

    Relax with one of our great selections of coffees and watch your kids as they explore the gigantic indoor playground, including "Battle Cannon"...

  9. Add Wareham Walls to your Itinerary

    Wareham Walls

    Type

    Historic Site

    WAREHAM

    The Walls are Saxon ramparts which surround the historic town of Wareham.

    Footpaths on top of the walls give good views of the River Piddle and town, and link into the ‘Bowling Green’ open space. Different grass cutting times encourage a variety of wildflowers. Interpretation boards are...