Attractions near Portland

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Portland Museum

Small museum housed in 2 historic cottages. Founded by Marie Stopes in 1930 the museum features exhibits on Portland Stone, the Jurassic Coast, shipwrecks and famous people linked with Portland

Portland Museum

Portland Castle

16th century Tudor castle overlooking Portland harbour.

Portland Castle

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Keep Military Museum

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

The Keep Military 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 Tutankhamun Exhibition

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

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

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

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 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

Roman Town House

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

Roman Town House

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

Kingston Russell

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

Kingston Russell

The Tank Museum

The world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, from World War I tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army.

The Tank Museum

Clouds Hill

Isolated cottage that was the home to T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'). It was donated to the National Trust after Lawrence's death and is now a museum, dedicated to Lawrence.

Clouds Hill

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