Attractions in Rainy Days

  • 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

  • Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

  • 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

  • The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

  • An all inclusive Park combining the timeless fun and games of the Alice in Wonderland story with outdoor Adventure rides and the undercover Lost Aztec World of Wild Thing.

  • 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.

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

  • Situated in a fine Georgian townhouse the Fashion Museum has exhibits covering 250 years of historical costume and accessories

  • The magical Blue Pool is unique attraction in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.

  • The only UK charitable museum dedicated to preserving operational examples of historic aircraft. The museum occupies a 30,000 sq ft hanger at Bournemouth International Airport.