Traditionally agricultural, during the last century, Lulworth grasped the opportunity of its geographical position to open its doors, as early as the 1890s, providing access and facilities to visitors on a scale never seen before. With Lulworth Castle as the focal point, where there are a variety of activities and facilities, Lulworth spreads from there to include some of the UK's most spectacular countryside and coastline
Dorset features some excellent museums, with world leading centres at Bovington (The Tank Museum, telling the history of military vehicles), and the Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery in Bournemouth. Other museums include the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, The Red House in Christchurch, the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford, and the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth.
Just a short and enjoyable boat trip from the bustle of Poole or Bournemouth, the charm of the landscape, the rich variety of wildlife and an intriguing heritage, make Brownsea a fascinating place to visit.
New Ferry Service from Bournemouth Pier to Poole Quay with connections for Swanage Pier Brownsea Island & the Isle of Wight
Poole Pottery - 125 years of Pottery heritage together with fun and value for all the family make Poole Pottery Dorset's No1 attraction. At the end of the tour you can wonder around the shop whilst the kids either enjoy the incredibly popular Master Potter's Game Show or play in the Have-A-Go area.
Knoll Gardens - Experience for yourself the beauty and serenity of these informal and essentially English Gardens.
Voted ‘UK Family Attraction of the Year’ by the Good Britain Guide,
Longleat offers a wonderland of attractions to suit all ages! Set in more than 400 hectares of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland with a further 3,200 hectares of woodlands, lakes and farmland,
Dorset has many country houses and other historic sites to visit. Kingston Lacy near Wimborne is run by the National Trust, as is both Hardy's Cottage (the birthplace of the author and where he wrote his first novels Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd) and Max Gate (the author's later home) near Dorchester.
Lulworth is most famous for its Cove, a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour, but the Estate is unrivalled in what it has to offer, with attractions to visit, places to stay, stunning walks on the coast and in the countryside, hospitality (private & corporate) and an annual programme of events.
Voted "Dorset's Top Family Visitor Attraction the Alice in Wonderland Theme Park is a real family favourite. Packed with themed rides and wacky entertainment, join Alice and her magical friends in Dorset's favourite family Park
Paultons Leisure Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions
Marwell Zoo attracts around 450,000 visitors a year to see over 200 species of animals that represent an inspiring selection of the diversity of life
on earth. Many of these species are threatened with extinction and are managed within formal captive breeding programmes.
Welcome to Bournemouth Aviation Museum "The aviation museum with a difference"