Bennetts Water Gardens
Sherborne Castle, Lake & Gardens
Athelhampton House & Gardens
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Lulworth Castle Park
Forde Abbey and Gardens
This year Best of Dorset celebrates 30 years of helping visitors to find fun things to do in Dorset. It is full of the best that Dorset has to offer so I am confident that you will not be disappointed if you use it as your guide during 2013.
John Houston Best of Dorset Chairman
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 soonThe Blue Pool - Dog Day - 19th April More information...
Kingston Maurward - Race for Life - 19th May More information...
Tank Museum - Lecture: Andy McNab DCM MM - 24th May More information...
Weymouth Sea Life Park - Octonauts at Sea Life - 25th to 29th September More information...
Tank Museum - May Half Term - Camouflage! - 25th May to 2nd June More information...
Tutankhamun Exhibition - King Tut's Treasure Hunt - 25th May to 2nd June More information...
Dinosaur Museum - Half Term Dinosaur Hunt - 25th May to 2nd June More information...
Bennetts Water Gardens - Pond Dipping, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend - 26th & 27th May More information...
Sherborne Castle - Craft and Garden Fair - 7th May More information...
Adventure Wonderland - Zing Zillas - 29th May More information...
Click here to view the year's full list of events.
Click here to view three movies showing Dorset and its attractions at its best.