Attractions in Dorset
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Families and history lovers alike will all enjoy a day out to Sherborne Old Castle; bring a picnic and take in the serene countryside views, then browse the small shop for unique English Heritage gift ideas and souvenirs of your visit. Light refreshments are also available.
The picturesque Almshouse was built in the 15th Century for "12 poor men and 4 poor women" and is now home to 18 elderly residents. Of particular interest are the remarkable 15th century Triptych; copies of the illuminated Royal Licence and Foundation Deed; an original letter dated 1594 from Sir...
Located in Sherborne, Oxley Sports Centre is a dual use, public facility, open to all, 7 days a week. In addition to all the standard facilities found at most sports centres, the centre offers a fully staffed fitness suite, 25m 6 lane swimming pool and dance studio.
less than 2 miles
This busy leisure centre is the largest of its kind in the area. The centre has a main sports hall, two competition standard squash courts, an aerobics/dance studio and a fully air conditioned fitness suite. Outdoor facilities include six tennis courts or five netball courts, plus a new floodlit...
more than 5 miles
New Ground, Portland
Fancys Family Farm is a new community farm on Portland in Dorset and is the home to the only flock of rare breed Portland Sheep on Portland. We also have goats, alpacas, geese, chickens, pigs and Poppy and Ozzie the farm dogs. We are open every day between 10am and dusk and welcome visitors. Bring...
A beautiful 'Art Deco' theatre. The Tivoli was built in 1936 as a cine/theatre and the tradition of showing both films and live stage shows continues to the present day. Big audiences for major shows were traditional at the Tivoli and the theatre has once again achieved the status of a major 500...
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...
Cinema and special event evenings (Matinees during school holidays). Stairlift to auditorium. Fantastic interior dating from 1920 and own Bar. Also a venue for Purbeck Film Festival.
Natural Wildlife Site
Purewell Meadows is a 14 hectare nature reserve, made up of four hectares public open space, and ten hectares designated as a SSSI. The complex system of fields and ditches presents a range of plant habitats including wet acidic grassland over peat and more neutral damp grassland which are an...
The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especiallly for children. The musuem combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Multimedia displays tell the...