The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
Ruined 12th century castle built for the Bishops of Salisbury. The castle was destroyed during the English Civil War by Parliamentary forces
Large 11th century castle that now lies in ruins since it was slighted in the English Civil War. It still cuts a majestic form dominating the village below
Iron Age hillfort located just outside of Dorset.
Large 17th century manor house and gardens originally the seat of the Russell family
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
Former Cistercian monastery, now a privately owned house set in 30 acres of gardens
Small 15th century chapel set on the hill overlooking Abbotsbury and the coast beyond.
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.
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.