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

Dinosaur Museum - Christmas Online Shop - 19th November - 25th December More information...
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park - Come and meet Father Christmas - December Weekends More information...
Swanage Railway - Christmas Carol Trains - 4th-11th December More information...
Tank Museum - Vintage Christmas Festival - 5th-6th December More information...
Nothe Fort - Christmas Fayre - 6th December More information...
Nothe Fort - Nothe Fort Artillery Display Team - 13th December More information...
Tank Museum - Access all Areas - 28th November More information...
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park - Festive Sing-along Carol Service - 13th & 16th December More information...

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