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
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 soonDinosaur Museum - Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Easter. - 5th - 27th April More information...
Dorset County Museum - Geology Lecture: Active Faults & Ancient Places. - 22nd April More information...
Dorset County Museum - Thomas Hardy Lecture: Hardy, Whistler & Monet. - 24th April More information...
Forde Abbey & Gardens - Forde Abbey Concert Society - The Cavaleri Quartet. - 24th April More information...
Forde Abbey & Gardens - A talk on Paul Nash by Penny Denton in the afternoon. - 29th April More information...
Dorset County Museum - Lecture: Art and the Dorset Landscape by Jim Potts. - 30th April More information...
Sherborne Castle - Craft and Garden Fair. - 3rd - 5th May More information...
Forde Abbey & Gardens - Transport of Yesteryear Rally. - 4th May More information...
Athelhampton House & Gardens - NCCPG Plant Sale. - 4th May More information...
Lulworth Castle - BBC1's 'Flog It' comes to Lulworth Castle. - 8th 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.