Tourist locations differ in the varieties of activities they package for visitors. It’s highly unlikely that you will run out of things to do if you choose Dorset.
Do you love going on sightseeing? Do you relish foreign cuisines? Do you want to shop in vibrant foreign markets? Or are you searching for a tourist destination with facilities that make engaging in your hobbies easy. Seek South West is here to show you that in Dorset, there are more things to do than you can imagine.
From Dorset to East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile coastline from where you can view the sea – surrounded by dramatic cliffs, weird rock formations, stunning landscapes and fossils from more than a 150 million years ago. Water sports enthusiasts will find the settings of this World Heritage Site perfect for kayaking. Therefore, you can either hire a kayak and explore the sea alone or get yourself into one of the kayak tours on the coastline.
Lovers of horror movies or those who just want to experience a heart-pounding adventure can visit the Knowlton Church. Sited on a lonely spot near Wimborne, this ruined stone Norman church is known as one of the most haunted buildings in Dorset. It’s situated at the middle of a Neolithic ritual earth and stone circle.
From a phantom horse and rider, to a weeping nun and a figure in a cloak, the Knowlton church has experienced a lot of ghost sightings over the years. Built in the 12th century on a pagan site in order to stamp out paganism, this Christian church is also a must visit for those who want to learn a thing or two about spiritual beliefs.
Created by erosion over 120 million years ago, this magnificent rock archway towering over the sea is one of the most intriguing attractions in Dorset. The Durdle Door is a geographical wonder, and used to be part of the Jurassic Coast. It’s a must see, due to its marvelous and awkward form – making it look like a doorway into another world.
You must not even be a movie lover to enjoy the coolest cinema experience in Dorset. Courtesy of the Luna Cinema, the Lulworth Castle plays host to an outdoor cinema with a gigantic screen – projecting the best of classic movies. This 17th century stone castle is still a site attraction even when you aren’t watching a movie. The architectural design is a sight to behold.
You can also try out a meal from the ’25 mile menu’. This special menu keeps changing by the minute – depending on the fresh ingredients that is gotten from the kitchen garden at the time, or what the forager can find.
Afterwards, you can get cosy in one of Shepherds Hut’s massage rooms – which is located on a cliff top and overlooks the Harry’s Rock. Imagine getting a massage and enjoying stunning views at the same time. Amazing, right?
The family isn’t left out as you and the kids can go spotting Red squirrels on the Brownsea Island. These animals are almost extinct on the mainland, but can be found on this nature reserve located inside one of the largest natural harbours of the world – the Poole Harbour.
We advice you visit Dorset between March and May – during spring – to enjoy outdoor things to do.
When exploring the sea, ensure you get information on safety precautions from tour guides.
Take an umbrella, it rains evenly through out the year – especially during Christmas.
Give us a call to begin the arrangement of your fun trip to Dorset.