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What is on in Dorset - things to see and do

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.

  • Corfe Castle: Link to AttractionsAttractions

    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.

  • Knoll beach: Link to Beaches Beaches

    Find information on walking your dogs and the locations of Dorset beaches.

  • iStock - cinema: Link to Cinemas and theatresCinemas 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.

  • Milldown: Link to Exploring Dorset's countrysideExploring 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.

  • Gardening at Leeson: Link to Field studies and training centresField studies and training centres

    A listing of field studies, outdoor training and residential centres from the east to the west of Dorset.

  • West Bay from Thorncombe Beacon: Link to Jurassic CoastJurassic Coast

    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.

  • Direct from Dorset Vegetables: Link to Market days and farmers' marketsMarket 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.

  • iStock - Girl painting the sun: Link to Weather informationWeather information

    Before deciding what to do on land or sea, you may want to check the local weather conditions.

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