Attractions near Cerne Abbas

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Roman Town House

4th century Roman villa discovered during excavations in the 1930s.

Roman Town House

The Keep Military Museum

Touch screen computers, videos, medals, uniforms and medals representing Devonshire & Dorset Regiments and Yeomanry.

The Keep Military Museum

The Dorset County Museum

The story of Dorset's rich landscape told in a series of facinating displays. Founded in 1846, the diverse collections include Roman mosaics, original Thomas Hardy manuscripts and fossilised dinosaur…

The Dorset County Museum

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

An internationally acclaimed re-creation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures. Full school service and specialist Egyptian shop.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

An unmissable family museum and Teddy Bear House with people sized bears. Includes the earliest teddies and todays TV favourites.

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

The Dinosaur Museum

Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs. Fossils, skeletons and life sized reconstructions, combined with audiovisual and hands-on displays.

The Dinosaur Museum

The Terracotta Warriors Museum

Exhibition featuring a group of the life sized clay warriors created in China by the conservation technicians who preserve and restore the warriors after excavation.

The Terracotta Warriors Museum

Maiden Castle

Iron Age hillfort located just outside of Dorset. Maiden Castle is one of the largest and most complex such sites in Europe with rows of ramparts and an enclosure the size of 50 football pitches

Maiden Castle

Eggardon Hill Fort

Large, recently excavated Iron Age hillfort set high above the surrounding countryside.

Eggardon Hill Fort

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

This museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, set out in four sections.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

Kingston Russell

Large 17th century manor house and gardens originally the seat of the Russell family

Kingston Russell

Sherborne Castle

Built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh. Set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds.

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Museum

Situated in the historic heart of Sherborne, the town museum features over 15,000 items of local history

Sherborne Museum

Sherborne Abbey

Whilst now only a parish church Sherborne Abbey has been a Saxon cathedral and a Benedictine abbey. The majority of the building is Norman in origin although Saxon features remain.

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Old Castle

Ruined 12th century castle built for the Bishops of Salisbury. The castle was destroyed during the English Civil War by Parliamentary forces

Sherborne Old Castle

Abbotsbury Castle

Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

Abbotsbury Castle

Abbotsbury Abbey

The Abbey of St Peter was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century. All that remains of the abbey now is a single wall

Abbotsbury Abbey

St Catherines Chapel

Small 15th century chapel set on the hill overlooking Abbotsbury and the coast beyond.

St Catherines Chapel

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Originally founded in 1765 as a kitchen garden, the site now occupies 20 acres and is stocked with a range of exotic plants many of which were newly-discovered species at the time

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Swannery

The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

Abbotsbury Swannery

Weymouth Sea Life Park & Marine Sanctuary

One of a network of marine life aquariums stretching across Europe. Key attractions include otter, seal & penguin sanctuaries, tropical shark nursery, splash lagoon and pirate mini golf.

Weymouth Sea Life Park & Marine Sanctuary

Bennetts Water Gardens

An 8 acre site of ponds & lakes, plants, native trees, wild plants and flowers. Attractions include The Museum, Tropical House, Extensive Plant Centre and Monet Tearooms.

Bennetts Water Gardens

The Nothe Fort

This Forte forms part of the defensives of Portland Harbour, a man-made enclosure of the old sheltered anchorage of Portland Roads. Facinating displays, a large collection of artefacts and magnificent…

The Nothe Fort

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