Attractions in Museums And Galleries

  • Once a Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey is now a privately owned country house with 1,600-acre of landscaped gardens.

  • Winspit is an old disused quarry on the coastal cliffs near Worth Matravers. The stone from this quarry was highly prized and used in various prestigious buildings in London.

  • The remains of Norman motte and bailey castle set overlooking the town and River Avon below.

  • The ruins of Bindon Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery are located close to Wool on the River Frome.

  • Beautifully positioned on the coast in Weymouth, Dorset and overlooking Weymouth and Portland Harbours is Nothe Gardens.

  • The Priest's House Museum is located in the heart of Wimborne Minster, on the high street opposite the Minster Church.

  • Moors Valley Country Park is a 1000 acre country park and forest located in Ashley Heath on the border of Dorset and Hampshire.

  • Poole Guildhall is one of the town's most well known landmarks.

  • Located in East Dorset is Knoll Gardens, a year round tourist attraction that is attached to a nursery and is home to over 5,000 plant species including many rare varieties.