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Forde Abbey [Garden]

Chard

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

A magnificent 12th Century former Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey now ranks as one of the top ten gardens in England. Built beside the banks of the River Axe in the rolling Dorset hills, this outstanding stately home is surrounded by 30 acres of... more

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre [Spa]

Farnham Farm House, Farnham, Blandford Forum

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre, Farnham Farm House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Surrounded by the pretty Dorset countryside and set in in a rustic 19th century farmhouse is a holistic day spa designed to tap into all your senses. Start the day off at Sarpenala with an energising natural body therapy followed by a healthy veggie... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens [Garden]

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

The formal Athelhampton Gardens originally designed in 1891 is a series of calm, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its giant pyramids, a circular pleached lime grove and simple plantings of roses, clematis and tulips. Water forms a... more

Sherborne Castle [Historic House]

New Road, Sherborne

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince... more

Brownsea Island [Attraction / Activity]

Poole Harbour, Poole

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset


Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, from a child’s point of view it’s hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer... more

Parkstone Golf Club [Golf Course]

49a Links Road, Poole

Parkstone Golf Club, 49a Links Road, Poole, Dorset

Parkstone, measuring 6,263 yards, par 72 demands keeping the ball straight or the penalty is thick heather rough that twists the club. Scots pines are a feature of a lovely course that offers glimpses of Poole Harbour. It has some excellent holes but... more

Corfe Castle [Attraction / Activity]

The Square, Corfe, Wareham

Corfe Castle, The Square, Wareham, Dorset


Experience the breathtaking views of Corfe Castle Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset’s Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago that ended in Ethelred the Unready’s brother... more

Knoll Gardens [Garden]

Hampreston, Wimborne

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset

Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses. Originally a private botanic garden featuring Australasian plants, rare and unusual trees and... more

Kingston Lacy [Historic House]

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Discover a lifetime of family treasures at Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an... more

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club [Golf Course]

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, Dorset

Originally known as the Dorset Golf Club in 1898, designed by Tom Dunn, later modified by Harry Colt, Broadstone sits on a superb tract of heathland. The elevated back nine offers panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Measuring 6,... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens [Historic House]

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

With a lineage stretching back to the 1400s, it’s not surprising that a walk around Althelhampton House in Dorset is a living history lesson. Its Great Hall is its centrepiece, built in 1485 as the main accommodation for the house’s inhabitants and... more

CC Spa [Spa]

The Captains Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

CC Spa, The Captains Club Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Take the waters and press the reset button at CC Spa, a contemporary wellbeing space facing the river in the pretty town of Christchurch, just five minutes from the beach. Hydro health is at the heart of the spa – dive into the dramatic pool and get... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens [Historic House]

Forde Abbey, Chard

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

Ferndown Golf Club [Golf Course]

119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown

Ferndown Golf Club, 119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset

Ferndown is an attractive, classic heathland course that winds its way through the pines and rhododendrons on a soft turf that provides easy walking. Harold Hilton, British Open Champion in 1892 and 1897, drew up plans in 1912 for a course that... more

The Teddy Bear Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... more

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park [Attraction / Activity]

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset

“Play More, Learn More, Experience and Explore” Farmer Palmer’s is designed for children aged 0-8 years and their families. Our visitor’s journey through a safe environment, with clean and well maintained play equipment. With both outdoor and... more

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Best Western The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club, Best Western The Connaught Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset

Connaught’s Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club is considered by many as one of Bournemouth’s finest spas - following a major facelift, this relaxing haven does downtime with aplomb. Take the 18m indoor heated pool, spa pool, eucalyptus infused aromatherapy... more

The Dinosaur Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Icen Way, Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset


Step Back in Time at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in... more

Harbour Spa [Spa]

Christchurch Harbour Hotel, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch

Harbour Spa, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

The Harbour Spa at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel boasts the finest range of holistic products and treatments, designed to nurture and nourish both body and soul. From the moment you enter the spa you will experience soothing sounds and harmonious... more

The Dorset Golf & Country Club [Golf Course]

Hyde, Bere Regis, Wareham

The Dorset Golf & Country Club, Hyde, Wareham, Dorset

The Martin Hawtree designed Dorset Golf & Country Club comprises 27 holes in three loops of 9, the Lakeland and Parkland Championship 18 and Woodland Course. The Woodland lay-out with tight tree-lined fairways, is spectacular in its flower displays... more

Moors Valley Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ringwood, Dorset


Discover Moors Valley Country Park Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the... more

Poole Pottery Retail Outlet [Attraction / Activity]

The Quay, Poole

Poole Pottery Retail Outlet, The Quay, Poole, Dorset

Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world at the home of Poole Pottery on Poole Quay. Poole Pottery was established in 1873 and you can still see the team at work today using traditional techniques to create distinctive... more

Kingston Lacy [Garden]

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Explore the beautiful gardens of Kingston Lacy Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between irregular... more

Remedy Oak [Golf Course]

Horton Road, Woodlands

Remedy Oak, Horton Road, Woodlands, Dorset

Remedy Oak offers the opportunity to be amongst the 400 exclusive members to play potentially one of the finest courses in Southern England. Located near Horton in Dorset, this classic championship golf course nestles within 256 acres of ancient... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition [Attraction / Activity]

High West Street, Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset

At the Summer Lodge Spa treatments are specifically designed to relax and tone using 100% natural, pure highly active ingredients. The beauty and body programmes alow you to indulge yourself with the most pampered treatments addressing problem areas... more

Oceanarium [Attraction / Activity]

Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth

Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset

The award-winning Oceanarium, Bournemouth takes you on a spectacular underwater adventure. Come face to face with stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles and brightly coloured clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish and the weirdly... more

Beaulieu [Museum / Art Gallery]

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu

Beaulieu, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning day out, with one ticket granting access to an array of attractions. The motor vehicle collection in the National Motor Museum remains one of Beaulieu’s most famous attractions with... more

The New Forest Wildlife Park [Attraction / Activity]

Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton

The New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

You’ll find a warm welcome at New Forest Wildlife Park, where our friendly and knowledgeable keepers will do their best to ensure you have a fascinating and enjoyable day out. Set in lovely natural woodland in the heart of the New Forest National... more

Mottistone Gardens [Garden]

Mottistone, Brighstone

Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, Brighstone, Isle of Wight


Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with... more

Bucklers Hard Village [Attraction / Activity]

Maritime Museum, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu

Bucklers Hard Village, Maritime Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire

It’s hard to believe that three ships that fought at Trafalgar with Lord Nelson were built in the idyllic little New Forest hamlet of Buckler’s Hard. But this now peaceful riverside tourist spot, now focused around a maritime museum, was once a hub... more

Buckler's Hard Village [Museum / Art Gallery]

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu

Buckler's Hard Village, Maritime Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Buckler's Hard Village is one of England´s most attractive and unusual villages. It was created in the early 18th century by the 2nd Duke of Montagu, who planned to build a free port, Montagu Town, on the banks of the Beaulieu River for the import... more

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway [Garden]

Summer Lane, Exbury, Southampton

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, Summer Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer... more

The Teddy Bear Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... more

SeaCity Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Havelock Road, Southampton

SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton Maritime Museum is situated on Town Quay Road. The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. It is now a museum telling the story of the Port of Southampton and the great liners that sailed from here to all parts of... more

The Dinosaur Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Icen Way, Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset


Step Back in Time at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in... more

Salisbury Cathedral [Historic House]

33 The Close, Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Mompesson House [Historic House]

The Close, Salisbury

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the impressive collections and beautiful interiors at Mompesson House Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a... more

Southampton City Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the south of England, internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists. The collection numbers over 3500 works, and spans 600 years of European art... more

Solent Sky Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Albert Road South, Southampton

Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South, Southampton, Hampshire

The Solent Sky Museum depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and Hampshire. An important area for aircraft experimental and development work for civil and military aircraft operations. The museum tells the story of 26 aircraft companies,... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition [Attraction / Activity]

High West Street, Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... more

Wilton House [Garden]

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the beautiful grounds of the stately home, Wilton House
Wilton House gardens are in an idyllic setting, bordered by the rivers Wyle and Nadder. A mix of open parkland in the style of Capability Brown and small formal... more

Wilton House [Historic House]

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the famous Wilton House Wilton House has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke for 450 years and was rebuilt, after a fire in 1647, by Inigo Jones and John Webb. There were further alterations by James Wyatt in... more

Red House Spa [Spa]

97 High Street, Newport (Isle of Wight)

Red House Spa, 97 High Street, Newport (Isle of Wight), Isle of Wight

Past its glorious red-bricked Georgian façade, find yourself inside this beautiful Isle of Wight spa – a luxurious boutique affair that’s all chandeliers, feature wallpaper, large leather armchairs and ornaments from far flung corners of the world.... more

Stoneham Golf Club [Golf Course]

Monks Wood Close, Bassett, Southampton

Stoneham Golf Club, Monks Wood Close, Southampton, Hampshire

Designed by Willie Park Junior over 6392-yards, par 72, and opened in 1908 on an historic deer park, the hilly heathland and parkland terrain enabled the creation of a contrasting variety of holes. A number of long par fours add to the difficulty but... more

Osborne House [Garden]

East Cowes

Osborne House, East Cowes


Explore the Royal Gardens at Osborne House Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt for the Royal Family. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They... more

Osborne House [Historic House]

East Cowes

Osborne House, East Cowes


Discover the intimate world of Queen Victoria at Osborne House Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private holiday home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate... more

Mottisfont [Historic House]

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful house and grounds of Mottisfont Abbey Mottisfont Abbey is a 12th century Augustinian priory which was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still contains the spring or... more

Mottisfont [Garden]

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont Abbey The 19th century garden at Mottisfont Abbey is typical of the period, with sweeping lawns and stands of trees, much in the Capability Brown style. The garden is the result of the... more

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens [Garden]

Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, the magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions... more

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