Bennetts Water Gardens
Sherborne Castle & Gardens
Athelhampton House & Gardens
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Lulworth Castle Park
Forde Abbey and Gardens
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 soonKingston 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...
Adventure Wonderland - Poppet from Moshi Monsters. - 29th July More information...
Forde Abbey - Annual Charity Summer Fair. - 31st July More information...
Tank Museum - WW1 Centenary Commemoration Event. - 4th August More information...
Forde Abbey - Folksy Theatre - Shakepeare in the gardens. - 5th August More information...
Athelehampton House & Gardens - MG Owners Rally. - 10th August More information...
Adventure Wonderland - Peppa Pigs. - 12th August More information...
Sherborne Castle - The Siege of Sherborne Castle. The Sealed Knot. - 23rd - 25th 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.