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Jurassic Coast
Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
The Tivoli Theatre
Theatres, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Hambledon Hill
Scenic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
Badbury Rings
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Scenic Walking Areas
Wareham Saxon Wall Walk
Historic Sites, Scenic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
South West Coast Path - Abbotsbury Castle
Scenic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
The Cobb
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Stair Hole
Points of Interest & Landmarks
White Mill
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Lulworth Estate
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Wimborne Minster
Sacred & Religious Sites, Libraries
Christchurch Priory Church
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Sherborne Abbey
Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
St Andrews Church
Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
Saint Nicholas Church
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals
Highcliffe Castle
Castles, Architectural Buildings
St Martin On The Walls Church
Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Churches & Cathedrals
St Mary's Church
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals
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Jurassic Safari Weymouth
#1 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The answer is very simple, Yes indeed .. The Jurassic Safari Land Rover expertly driven by Gary took us along beautiful byways off the beaten track plus some great off-road views.
What makes this Safari so special is the privileged access they have to private land with stunning views of landmarks and the coastline, and the ‘to die for’ home baked cakes and cookies offered during a comfort b...
Sherborne Abbey Sherborne
#2 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
It is simply amazing to think that the Abbey was created in AD 705 when Aldhelm, the first Bishop of the West Saxons chose Sherborne or Scire-burne (Saxon for clear river) as the site for his cathedral.
Well worth a walk around at any time of year, outside wonderful golden stone looks lovely near sunset, beware uneven pavements while you are admiring the view!
Jurassic Coast
#3 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
This major section of the South West Coastal Path has some fantastic landmarks, testing walks, many breathtaking views and great places to stop for lunch, dinner or overnight.
Chesil beach vew is unique and should try the cark park opposite chesil beach.There are wind surfing and kite flying activities with licence.It was windy and cold otherwise it was a unique view of beach.
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Old Harry Rocks Swanage
#4 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
On a sunny, chilly windswept day, the view is truly breathtaking, and the walk along for Studland through the beaches offers a fascinating insight to the 1944 Normandy invasion preparations.
Walked to Old Harry Rocks from the National Trust car park at Studland Bay - very easy walk along well sign posted paths and you are rewarded with fabulous views.
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Weymouth Harbour Weymouth
#5 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Lots of good shops and stores, good restaurants, so many really nice cosy pubs, a cinema, a bowling alley, a great historic fort with lovely gardens and stunning views of the sea from the fort and nearby gardens a...
An amazing Harbour watching the boats coming in & out the bridge going up & down to the marina the amazing lifeboat station , the view but plenty of seats to just the people stroll by or watch the kids off the...
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum Dorchester
#6 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
... Poundbury) or to Antelope Walk where JJ’s assizes were held, or to Fordington Church where Moule was the vicar, or to other historic sites (Roman Town House, County Museum, Keep, Maumbury Rings, Maiden Castle)?
The handheld devices were really helpful and being able to view addition of copies of documents etc. was a great bonus.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Bournemouth
#7 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The history of the house was very indearing and wonderful views art work fascinating interior splendid cafe and toilets on hand with home made cakes garden interesting and staff very friendly and helpful
... be prepared for a highly detailed talk from a very knowledgeable guide which takes over an hour ; we preferred to wander by ourselves and get a more leisurely, if less well-informed view of the museum / gallery.
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Saint Nicholas Church Moreton
#8 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
This is a wonderful place the views of the English countryside through the clear etched modern windows make for a wonderful sight.
Go to the nearby cemetery to view T.E.
Nothe Fort Weymouth
#9 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Wonderful views in all directions from the upper levels, across to the Isle of Portland, Lulworth Cove area, esplanade, etc. Amazing variety of small rooms (mainly converted ammunition magazines) with a wide range...
The views from the top ramparts are great a full view of Weymouth, portland and Chesil Beach. the walk up to the fort was interesting to as there are squirrels that you can hand feed, which the kids loved, all in...
Christchurch Priory Church Christchurch
#10 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
A wonderful place to visit, The choir pews tell a wonderful story, when visiting try and include a trip up the tower which is chargeable but well worth it, with fabulous views
Guided tours can be arranged by appointment..I could go on and on following my visit to this beautiful church, but the best I can do is to urge you to visit their Web Site for a detailed look at this awe inspiring...
The Tivoli Theatre Wimborne
#11 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Brilliant night out here.. lovely old theatre , we were in the balcony which gave great views.
Staff are all pleasant and helpful, seats are comfortable and the view and sound is excellent.
Tyneham Wareham
#12 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Also from here, you can walk (10 minutes) to the wonderful worbarrow bay, which is an excellent spot and offers great views.
The walk to Worbarrow is flat and easily undertaken and well worth the spectacular view of the coast, wow it is stunning.
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park Poole
#13 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The site has a range of indoor play areas, including a straw barn, bouncy castle, soft play areas etc, all of which are immaculately clean and beautifully maintained.
There are PLENTY of picnic tables outdoors, and some under cover at the ride-on tractor barn, some over by the playground too with lovely views.
Fancy's Farm Isle of Portland
#14 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The 12 acre site is now a Farm graced with beautiful animals including wonderful little pigs, sheep, goats, donkeys, Ponies, wallabies, geese, birds, rabbits.
All in all, Fancy's Family Farm is probably one of the best attractions of its type on the south coast and provides great views and some wonderful memories.
Athelhampton House and Gardens Dorchester
#15 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The gardens are quite outstanding and kept to a very high standard which is complemented by the view of the River Piddle running past.
Lots to see in this very well maintained site.
The Cobb Lyme Regis
#16 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Just visit Lyme, it's picturesque relatively peace full with wonderful views and pleasant people, the Cobb is a livery walk with shops restaurants and a few bars, it's simply a little jewel on the Dorset coast
Great to wander along, contemplate life and just enjoy the view - with the bonus that there are plenty good of pubs and eateries within easy walking distance.
The Town Mill Lyme Regis
#17 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The whole site is lovely and definitely worth visiting and supporting the artisans who are there, jewellers, potters, painters and a brewery producing great beer.
The atmosphere of the courtyard, with the river lim and mill working in unison, provides a fantastic place to have a light lunch and ale in the Sun, enjoy the breath taking views.
Mudeford Quay Highcliffe
#18 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
A lovely stroll around the Quay, people crab fishing kids on the beach paddling in the shallows, boats trying the strong harbour currents, lovely coastal view, perfect.
Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views out to sea and back to Christchurch town.The beach is populated by lovely colorful beach huts!
Hardy's Cottage Dorchester
#19 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Approaching the cottage via the woods offers a wonderful view through the trees to the thatched dwelling, snug behind its idyllic cottage garden, beautifully maintained by NT volunteers.
The outstanding feature of this site is the presence of wonderful, informative and friendly volunteers who make sure you get everything you want from a visit to Thomas Hardy's birthplace.
Sherborne Castle Sherborne
#20 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The gardens were beautiful and colourful with amazing views with lots of walking trails, with great cafe of an abundance of choices on the menu with a souvenir shop.
£12.00 entry which includes both the gardens and the castle - very reasonable compared to English National Heritage sites.
Corfe Castle Corfe Castle
#21 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Excellent unspoilt castle The ruins are spectacular It is great that they have done very little too the place since it was conquered by the parliamentarians The views are stunning as is the scale of the magnificen...
Amazing amazing views and great vantage point to see the steam train go by! Walk to the top is for the sure-footed but well worth it.
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Wimborne Minster Wimborne
#22 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
It's a pleasure to walk toward and though a vast site such as this with its skyscraping spire portending hints of an equally impressive interior, one that offers something arrestingly interesting, historically sig...
Walford Mill is beautiful, has a great restaurant with river views and has a host of different crafts and exhibitions.
St Catherine's Chapel Abbotsbury
#23 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
It is quite a steep walk up to the Chapel but well worth it, Abbotsbury is a delightfful little village and the views from the top are amazing, Children / Grandchildren will enjoy the freedom of being able to run...
This Chapel is up quite a steep hill, it took a while to get there but the views are amazing, the Chapel has a few Masses a year but what made the Build it there ?, nevertheless it is lovely on a sunny day and the...
Maiden Castle Dorchester
#24 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
This is a great place to walk the dog and mingle with history from days gone by, the views are truly outstanding and well worth a visit this is one of the largest Iron Age Hill forts in the U.K.
Maiden Castle is steeped in history it has ruins at the top and offers an amazing view of surrounding countryside.
Christchurch Quay Christchurch
#25 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Great views - Boats to watch, plenty of space to wander along without feeling crowded, Great little water splash park for the kids to play in.
You can take a walk around the footpath and view the remains of the ancient castle.
Portland Bill Lighthouse Isle of Portland
#26 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Superb spot for that perfect snap!!! Amazing views, great path ways and visiting the charmingly local coffee shop is a must!!!
Portland is absolutely stunning lots to explore on the island - the tour up the light house is definitely worth it - interesting talk during the tour and also stunning views when you reach the top - would definite...
Max Gate Dorchester
#27 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
The house has that interesting feel with its little stairways and passages .You are free to sit and read or admire the view .You can make your self drink in the self service cafe and buy gifts and books .There are...
One suspects he or she to be possibly unfamiliar with such parameters There are many sites, National Trust, English Heritage, independent, etc. which showcase cottages and homes for visitation.
Sandsfoot Castle Weymouth
#28 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Free parking Free entrance to the castle Amazing photo opportunity Amazing views Cafe nearby Lovely garden on entrance Visit this place!!
Its a stunning place with beautiful grounds to walk through, and of course the Sandsfoot castle with its history and stunning views.
Badbury Rings Wimborne
#29 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Wonderful views, lovely countryside, you may see fox, deer, kestrel, buzzard, and all manner of butterflies.
This hill fort is great for a walk with dogs and kids .. beautiful drive thru oak trees .. entrance is off this avenue of oaks and parking is National Trust (free members) or pay on site.
Westbourne Bournemouth
#30 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Great ferry tours and Heritage sights.