THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
25 Acres in Dorset
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.
In Swanage, Dorset
The Swanage Railway is the picture postcard branch line to the seaside. Steam trains run for six miles, weaving their way through the beautiful Purbeck countryside, from Norden, past the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle to the sandy beach of Swanage.
Splashdown Waterpark is a great day out for family and friends. There’s something for everyone – from big kids to little ones – with some of the UK’s most exciting water flumes.
Sandbanks is a small peninsula or spit crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour on the English Channel coast at Poole in Dorset, England. It is well known for the highly regarded Sandbanks Beach and property value; Sandbanks has, by area, the fourth highest land value in the world. The Sandbanksand Canford Cliffs.
City Cruises Poole
Poole to Swanage
Sailing from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. We offer a range of trips including Harbour Cruises, Swanage and Poole Day trips, Sea Train Adventure, Birdwatching & Fireworks Cruises plus much more. Our vessels have a fully stocked licensed bar onboard and live commentary is given on every cruise.
Lulworth Castle and Park
Panoramic Views in Dorset
Welcome to the most beautiful castle in the south, set in the heart of the privately owned Lulworth Estate. This magnificent C17th building is steeped in history. Climb the tower for spectacular panoramic views of countryside and coast, enjoy a picnic or a light bite in the Castle Tearoom. Children’s playground and ancient woodlands to explore.
Formed by the combined forces of the sea and a river swollen by melting ice at the end of the last Ice Age. Lulworth Cove is world famous for its unique geology and landforms including the Lulworth Crumple and Stair Hole.
The Dinosaur Museum
In Dorchester, Dorset
The original award winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with skeletons and fossils creating a hands-on and interactive experience. New displays tell the incredible story of the dinosaurs and their fascinating prehistoric world millions of years ago. The life-size dinosaur reconstructions include Tyrannosaurus rex, Deinonychus and Triceratops and they beg to be touched by little hands – and that’s encouraged!
11th Century Castle, Dorset
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built at least partly using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. Corfe Castle underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Bournemouth Seafront, Dorset
The Bournemouth Aquarium is an aquarium located on the seafront in Bournemouth, England. It offers visitors a journey around the waters of the world.