Must-see attractions in Dorset

  • Gold Hill

    Dorset

    The often-photographed, painfully steep, quaint cobbled slope, lined by chocolate-box cottages, that starred in a famous TV advert for Hovis bread.

  • Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre

    Dorset

    Excellent displays outline how geology and erosion have combined to shape the area's remarkable shoreline. Staff can advise about walks, too.

  • Custom House

    Dorset

    The impressive red-brick Custom House dates from 1813 – look out for the Union Jack and gilded coat of arms.

  • Portland Castle

    Dorset

    A particularly fine product of Henry VIII's castle-building spree, with expansive views over Portland Harbour.

  • King Charles

    Dorset

    One of Poole's oldest pubs, the building dates from around 1150.

  • Fossil Forest

    Dorset

    A half-mile hike east from Lulworth Cove used to lead to the remains of a Jurassic jungle. Unfortunately, the path has been wiped out by a landslide, and…

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