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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 Wareham Forest to your Itinerary

    Wareham Forest

    Type

    Forest

    WAREHAM

    Walk or cycle through heathland and forest by Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, one of the largest valley mire habitats in England.

    There are picnic benches and a signposted walk. Cyclists are welcome on 2 metre or wider tracks. Horse riders by permit only. The Sika Cycle Trail, a 7 mile...

  2. Add Blandford Fashion Museum to your Itinerary

    Blandford Fashion Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Blandford Forum

    Lime Tree House was opened to the public as a home for Mrs. Penny's collection of historic costumes. Ten rooms exhibit fashions and accessories from 1740 to 1970. There is a tearoom, shop and garden. Educational facilities include a resources room, and study days when items from the museum's...

  3. 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...

  4. Add Worbarrow Bay to your Itinerary

    Worbarrow Bay

    Type

    Beach

    Tyneham, EAST LULWORTH


    Worbarrow Bay is found a short walk (1 mile) from Tyneham village.

    Worbarrow Bay is part of the Jurassic Coast.

    Parking is found at Tyneham village - charge applies.

    Worbarrow Bay and the village are now managed by the Ministry of Defence and therefore access is limited.

    To find opening...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Add Old Harry Rocks to your Itinerary

    Old Harry Rocks

    Type

    Natural Feature

    STUDLAND


    Old Harry Rocks are two chalk sea stacks located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England.

    They are part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and are managed by the National Trust.

    You can walk to Old Harry Rocks along the South West Coast Path from Studland...

  9. Add Beaminster Museum to your Itinerary

    Beaminster Museum

    Type

    Museum

    BEAMINSTER

    Beaminster Museum is an Arts Council of England accredited local history museum with plenty to see and do for all ages. Our permanent collection highlights all aspects of life and work in Beaminster and its surrounding villages since prehistoric times. New for 2015 are the Back to School and...