Things to see and do
The county of Dorset boasts breathtaking countryside, amazing attractions and a coastline that has received World Heritage status.
It is the perfect place to unwind and explore the wealth of attractions plus shops and markets selling fine local crafts and produce. The more energetic can discover our countryside on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The choice of attractions in Dorset is endless, whatever your age or interests, you'll never be short of interesting and exciting places to visit in Dorset.
Find information on walking your dogs and the locations of Dorset beaches.
Cinemas and theatres
There are many cinemas, arts centres and theatres located throughout Dorset as well as just over the county borders in Wiltshire and Somerset. Here is a listing below.
Exploring Dorset's countryside
Dorset is a beautiful county to explore at any time of year. With nationally important country parks and miles of public rights of way, there is something for everyone.
Field studies and training centres
A listing of field studies, outdoor training and residential centres from the east to the west of Dorset.
Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.
Market days and farmers' markets
There are plenty of markets to visit in Dorset. They sell a variety of fine food and drink produced in the county and an array of products ranging from hardware items to clothes and soft furnishings.