Attractions in Castles

  • Located on the high street St Peter's is Shaftesbury's oldest church, dating back to the 15th century. Neglected for many years the church was restored in the 19th and 20th century

  • Small town museum featuring artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Of special interest is the collection of intricate Dorset buttons.

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

  • Large flat ledge and pool at the base of Jurassic Coast cliffs near Swanage. The platform is man-made, the result of quarrying

  • 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

  • 16th century Tudor castle overlooking Portland harbour.

  • Large public park adjacent to Poole harbour. Contains several man made lakes and is a conservation area

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

  • Carefully restored Anglo-Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. Now home to a local arts and crafts market

  • Housed in a former Georgian workhouse the museum now features collections including local history, costume, geology, natural history and archaeology