Bennetts Water Gardens

Tank Museum

Abbotsbury Swannery

Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Adventure Wonderlend

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Lulworth Castle Park

Forde Abbey and Gardens

Tutankhamun Exhibition

Dinosaur Museum


The Best of Dorset Attractions are reporting some fantastic visitor numbers as everyone who was stuck in doors during the wettest winter in memory suddenly needed to get out and about. The beautiful attractions that make up the visitor experience we offer here in Dorset are all raring to go for the Easter and Summer seasons.
We are proud of our customer service, heritage and natural beauty which makes us one of the top destinations in the Country.

Welcome to the Best of Dorset website.
The best attractions in Dorset are listed in this website. From history and heritage to family attractions, houses and castles to gardens, steam to pottery, crafts to animals and shopping to tranquil tea houses. Value for money brought to you in true Best of Dorset style! To receive the discounts please pick up a 'Best of Dorset' leaflet available from any Dorset Tourist Information Centre or download here.

Take advantage of all the great money saving discounts and offers!
There are three ways to discover the attractions, either search by location, view a randomly generated list or specific page of each attraction. There is also an events list relating to the listing attractions.

Click on map to find attractions by location.

EVENTS coming soon

Nothe Fort - Matchstick Fleet returns - 7th-31st August More information...
Dorset County Museum - Portable Antiques Scheme Finds Workshop - 15th August More information...
Nothe Fort - Nothe Fort Artillery Display Team - 16th August More information...
Adventure Wonderland - Pepper Pig - 18th August More information...
Corfe Castle - Open Air Theatre: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - 22nd August More information...
Nothe Fort - Victorian Weekend - 22nd-23rd August More information...
Dorset County Museum - Vikings! - Living history re-enactment group Hrafnslith - 22nd-23rd August More information...
Athelhampton House & Gardens - A Midsummer Nights Dream - 28th August More information...
Corfe Castle - Open Air Cinema: What We Did on Our Holiday - 28th August More information...

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