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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.
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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...
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne Castle is a Historic House which reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English history. Come and experience the Castle's rich interiors with splendid collections of art,...
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The secluded gardens at Minterne, famed for its seasonal profusion of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Japanese cherries and Magnolias are set in a peaceful wooded valley and have been described by Simon Jenkins as ‘corner of paradise.’ In late May and June many fine specimens of Davidia Involucrata (the...
Set in West Dorset’s wonderful green and rolling hills, Furleigh Estate makes some of the best sparkling wine in the country. We have over 22,000 vines and a purpose-built winery containing state of the art equipment. A converted barn where once cows were milked, now serves as our tasting room. ...
A unique attraction in the Isle of Purbeck.
A chance to escape the outside world and enjoy walks around a magical Pool famous for its ever changing colours. Sandy Paths lead up steps to views of the Purbeck Hills or down steps to the waters edge. Giftshop, Museum and Plant Centre. The Teahouse...
From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle.
We are pleased to announce that during the last 5 years we have...
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset, is a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland. With stunning views, walking trails, the historic Great Globe,...