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Dorset Sights

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Sherborne Abbey (Sherborne)
Ranked #1 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

The glorious Abbey is a "must" to visit whilst you are in Sherborne. It is open daily, though do check before entering whether a service is in progress. Founded in AD 705, the... more »

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The Tank Museum (Bovington)
Ranked #2 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Mines; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. See almost... more » Owner description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. See almost 300 armoured vehicles as you explore seven powerful exhibitions. "The Tank Story" details tank history from 1915 to the present. "Battlegroup Afghanistan" transports you to the modern front line. In "The Second World War - Discovery Centre", you'll see the breadth of our unique collection plus "Fury" uncovering our involvement in the film. Following the First World War centenary commemorations, explore "The Trench Experience" and "Warhorse to Horsepower". New for 2015, "Tank Factory" tells the story of the tank makers. « less
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Ranked #3 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out for all ages from todlers to grandparents. Enjoy... more » Owner description: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out for all ages from todlers to grandparents. Enjoy facinating daily talks and tours delivered with passion! Free Heavy Horse Wagon rides, Tractor and trailer rides and even the chance to drive a real farm tractor, plus much more including pony rides pony grooming and pet handling sessions throughout the day. Explore exhibits from days gone by freddies blacksmiths, gypsy caravans and showmens collection.Children can let off steam in the undercover go cart arena, drop slide barn or on the pedal tractors and adventure play area. Enjoy home cooked food in the cafe set amongst a backdrop of splendid scenery.Lots undercover in case the weathers not so good, Your visit helps provide a permanent home for over 25 rescued Heavy Horses. « less
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Ranked #4 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

The present building dates back to 1094 but there has been a church on the site since 800ad. Reputed to be the longest church in England. The site also contains the ruins of... more »

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Old Harry Rocks (Swanage)
Ranked #5 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Jurassic Safari (Weymouth)
Ranked #6 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: In just four hours we go way off the beaten track through rivers, woods and ancient by ways. We see much of Dorset's secret... more » Owner description: In just four hours we go way off the beaten track through rivers, woods and ancient by ways. We see much of Dorset's secret beauty and wildlife, while pointing out some fascinating local history and interesting stories. Why not sit back relax and enjoy our fully guided Land Rover safari which includes complimentary homemade refreshments. « less
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Ranked #7 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
Owner description: Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the last Victorian manor... more » Owner description: Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the last Victorian manor houses ever built. « less
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Nothe Fort (Weymouth)
Ranked #8 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

During a stay in Weymouth Nothe Fort was visited on a misty Tuesday. It seems to be easier to walk there from Weymouth as it is a bit of a detour by road. It was only £6 to gain... more »

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Tyneham (Wareham)
Ranked #9 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
This 15th-century house has a peaceful garden dating from 1891.
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The Fossil Workshop (Lyme Regis)
Ranked #11 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Educational Sites; Specialty Shops
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Corfe Castle (Corfe Castle)
Ranked #12 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be... more » Owner description: Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views.Castle - Discover 1000 years of the castle's history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner. Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife which has set up home in these facinating castle ruins.Shop - In the village square, our shop offers a range of products from pocket money treats to luxury locally made gifts.Tea Rooms - Indulge in a homemade Dorset cream tea in our delightful 18th centry tea rooms. Enjoy the summer garden with unrivalled castle views or the glowing open log fire in winter.Castle, shop and tea rooms open daily from 10am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Events and activities every weekend and all school holidays from April until September. « less
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Mudeford Quay (Highcliffe)
Ranked #13 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England. Situated at the entrance of... more » Owner description: Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England. Situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay benefits from spectacular views along the coast, over to the Needles on the Isle of Wight & back to Christchurch town. Mudeford Quay is made up of two areas, the Quay itself and Mudeford Spit, a natural sandbank which leads to Hengisbury Head all the way to Boscombe & Bournemouth. The Quay is a hub of activity with beautiful beaches, the lush grassed area ideal for picnics and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the Quayside itself which has a small shops, a pub, a fish stall and plenty of vantage points to watch the world go by. « less
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Ranked #14 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Parks
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Wimborne Minster (Wimborne Minster)
Ranked #15 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Religious Sites; Libraries
Owner description: This building has been a center of prayer since its establishment as a Benedictine nunnery in 705AD. It contains the Chained... more » Owner description: This building has been a center of prayer since its establishment as a Benedictine nunnery in 705AD. It contains the Chained Library, which is one of the UK's first lending libraries. « less
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Ranked #16 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Family run visitor attraction near Poole in Dorset, the Palmer's have designed everything for children 8 years and under!... more » Owner description: Family run visitor attraction near Poole in Dorset, the Palmer's have designed everything for children 8 years and under! Opened in 1998 the attention to detail and happy, friendly staff make all the difference to delivering great customer service. « less
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The Town Mill (Lyme Regis)
Ranked #17 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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The Cobb (Lyme Regis)
Ranked #18 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Maiden Castle (Dorchester)
Ranked #19 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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The Tivoli Theatre (Wimborne Minster)
Ranked #20 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Theaters
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Sandsfoot Castle (Weymouth)
Ranked #21 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Weymouth Harbour (Weymouth)
Ranked #23 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Tours; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #25 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in... more » Owner description: Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in their local communities. However, the RNLI memorial sculpture in Poole is the only place where each and every one of them is named together. The RNLI hopes that future generations of lifeboat crew, lifeguards, supporters and fundraisers will find it a source of inspiration. Ultimately, the memorial reminds us all that there are still people who volunteer to carry out selfless acts of heroism to help others - we will always remember their sacrifice. « less
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Sherborne Castle (Sherborne)
Ranked #27 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Gardens

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and grounds... more »

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Clouds Hill (Wareham)
Ranked #28 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Portland Bill Lighthouse (Isle of Portland)
Ranked #29 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as... more » Owner description: For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore. Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by Larry Walker under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House. « less
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Ranked #30 of 91 Sights & Landmarks in Dorset
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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