Attractions in Dorset
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An English Heritage Site. Knowlton is a site on the outskirts of Wimborne, Dorset. It is best known for its ruined Norman church which was built within a neolithic henge monument, known locally as the Knowlton Rings.
There is no admission fee and the site is open to visitors at any reasonable...
A 1000-acre Country Park and Forest with something for everyone. Adventure Play Trail with unique wooden play sculptures, Tree Top Trail, authentic narrow-gauge steam railway, Golf Centre, Go Ape high wire adventure course, restaurant and gift shop. Explore easy to follow waymarked trails on foot...
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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.
Buckland Newton, DORCHESTER
Experience the countryside on a 200 acre estate. Ride a quad bike, shoot a clay pigeon out of the sky, slide a Mini Mavrik through the bends or feel the exhilaration of handling a speeding hovercraft. Full tuition offered. Clubhouse serving tea and coffee. Badger watching at night.
An amazing choice of themed goods, party goods, balloons, fancy dress, novelties, disposable tableware and much more..all under one roof!
Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Combining fun with conservation , half-hourly talks explain all about man’s closest living relative. See the stars of TV’s ‘‘Monkey Life’, then ‘monkey around’ in the south’s...
Chesil Beach is 18 miles (28 kilometres) long and, on average, 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.
Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 3 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks and include Shell Bay. A designated section of naturist beach is at Knoll beach. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds....
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The only Roman Town House to be seen in its entirety in Britain.
Dating from the 4th century AD, the house comprises two separate ranges forming an L shape around a small courtyard. The remains show a number of architectural details, including 2 hypercausts with external stoke holes, a window,...
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...