Attractions in Gardens

  • Set on the site of Saxons England's foremost Benedictine nunnery the Abbey was the source of Shaftesbury's prosperity. Now the site of walled gardens and museum amongst the remains of the abbey

  • The church of St Cuthburga, Winborne Minster dates back over 1300 years. The current church is mostly Norman in origin although there are Saxon and Gothic features.

  • The local history of Lyme Regis represented by maritime and domestic objects, and illustrated by painting, prints and photographs.

  • Ten acres of beautiful gardens, shops, restaurants, a delicatessen and regular events. Open 7 days a week.

  • A family run visitor attraction set on a farm, with a variety of live stock including ponies, pigs, sheep & goats, milking demos, play barn, mini tractors and much more.

  • A 19th century Grade I listed building, built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. 5 partially restored staterooms housing a visitor centre and gallery featuring a changing programme of exhibitions.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy a donkey ride across Weymouth Beach. Rides available from 11am to 5.30pm.

  • This Forte forms part of the defensives of Portland Harbour, a man-made enclosure of the old sheltered anchorage of Portland Roads.

  • 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.