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


Welcome to 2014. 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.
Sandra Palmer-Snellin, Best of Dorset Chairperson.

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

Dorset County Museum - Archaeology Field Meeting: Corfe Castle. - 4th July More information...
Kingston Lacy - Open-air Theatre: Private Lives. - 5th July More information...
Swanage Railway - Swanage 35 Gala. - 12th - 13th July More information...
Forde Abbey - Forde Abbey Concert Society - The Forde Ensemble. - 17th July More information...
Dorset County Museum - Lunchtime Concert: Mark Jennings, classsical guitar. - 19th July More information...
Sherborne Castle - Classic Car & Supercar Show. - 20th July More information...
Kingston Lacy - Tea Ceremony. - 23rd July - 25th August More information...
Dinosaur Museum - Super Summer Dinosaur Hunt. - 23rd July - 31st August More information...
Swanage Railway - Swanage Carnival. - 26th July - 6th August 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.