Our Top 10 places to visit in Dorset

If you are one of the millions planning a trip to Dorset this year then first of all well done for choosing such an awesome part of the country to visit. If this is your first time and you aren’t sure which are the best bits then don’t bother trawling the net, we’ve done it for you!


Jurassic Coast

The first natural World Heritage Site in England, the Jurassic Coast is a sight to behold. This is a coastline like no other and you will be snapping away at the unique rock formations dating back millions of years.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle towers over the village which shares its name of the picturesque isle of Purbeck. Proudly guarding the main path through the Purbeck Hills, this is a castle with a long and colourful history and well worth a visit.

Lulworth Cove

Sitting on the Jurassic Coastline, Lulworth Cove deserves a mention of its own. This natural bay is the perfect spot to take time out, get something to eat and drink, and enjoy both the weather and the view.

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Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

The wonderful Dorchester attraction appeals to all ages. Famous teddies such as Edward, Paddington, Pooh and Rupert rub furry shoulders with all manner of bears from through the ages. Time it right and you may even get to enjoy a real teddy bears picnic.

Monkey World

Located near the town of wool, this awesome 65 acre ape sanctuary allows you to get up close and personal with some of natures most entertaining creatures. Primates from around the world are sent here to let them live their lives in a habitat as close to their natural one as possible and you can easily spend a day here laughing at their antics.

Weymouth Beach

In an area renowned for fine beaches its hard to pick just one but Weymouth is something very special. Golden sands, great weather and top notch ice cream, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Swanage Raillway

Swanage Railway

All aboard the Swanage Express for a trip through some of England’s most glorious countryside. This restored steam train travels regularly between Swanage and Norden and is a real treat for all ages.

Moors Valley Country Park

There is something for everyone at the Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. As well as a wide range of activities there are special events held throughout the year and timing your visit to coincide with one is well advised. In the acres of parkland you will find lakes, cycle routes, a narrow gauge steam railway, plenty of places offering refreshment and even a fine golf course. A great day out for the whole family.

Adventure Wonderland

This amazing family orientated theme parks offers plenty of rides, attractions and side shows. Located not far from Bournemouth, this attraction offers all the fun of the fair, and then some. Check out their website for special attractions and the chance to save on your tickets by booking online.

marwell wildlife

Marwell Wildlife

Previously known as Marwell Zoological Park, this 140 acre zoo is also a registered charity and more than 1200 animals of around 235 species call Marwell home. One of the best attractions of this kind in Europe, many endangered species have been brought here to save them from poachers etc and to see some of the exotic beasts in a replication of their natural habitat is truly an experience to savour.


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