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Ranked #1 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites

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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Nothe Fort (Weymouth)
Ranked #2 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites

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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Ranked #3 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
This 15th-century house has a peaceful garden dating from 1891.
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Corfe Castle (Corfe Castle)
Ranked #4 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Castles
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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Tyneham (Wareham)
Ranked #5 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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The Town Mill (Lyme Regis)
Ranked #6 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Maiden Castle (Dorchester)
Ranked #7 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Ancient Ruins
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The Fossil Workshop (Lyme Regis)
Ranked #8 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Specialty Shops; Educational Sites
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Ranked #9 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Tours
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Ranked #10 of 43 Cultural 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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Sandsfoot Castle (Weymouth)
Ranked #11 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #12 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Hardy's Cottage (Dorchester)
Ranked #13 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Sherborne Castle (Sherborne)
Ranked #14 of 43 Cultural 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 #15 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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Max Gate (Dorchester)
Ranked #16 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #17 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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St. Peter's Church (Bournemouth)
Ranked #18 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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Portland Castle (Isle of Portland)
Ranked #19 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Castles
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Ranked #20 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Castles; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #21 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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The Tudor House (Weymouth)
Ranked #22 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Christchurch Castle (Christchurch)
Ranked #23 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Castles
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Ranked #24 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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Ranked #25 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Castles; Historic Sites
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Ranked #26 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Historic Sites
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Uplyme Church (Uplyme)
Ranked #27 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #28 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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Shire Hall Project (Dorchester)
Ranked #29 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
Owner description: Time has stood still inside our courtroom and cells which appear today almost as they did in Georgian times Shire Hall was... more » Owner description: Time has stood still inside our courtroom and cells which appear today almost as they did in Georgian times Shire Hall was built between 1796 & 1800 for the County of Dorset. The building hosted the travelling Assizes and the Crown Court. It was the scene of the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1834 and later the writer Thomas Hardy sat here as a magistrate. « less
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Ranked #30 of 43 Cultural in Dorset
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