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Nature & History

Experience the wonders of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site for details of events, boat trips and nature trails in the area. Jurassic Safari – Guided tours of Dorset in 4 x 4’s Tel 01305 772324 or for further details.

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty walks, cycle rides, nature trails, events and details on how to be a greener visitor

Dorset’s Natural Nature Reserves for information on all the county’s nature reserves or Dorset Wildlife Trust for more local events and information.

Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace – just a 5 minute walk away. Open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm, also within 10 minutes car journey is Max Gate – a house designed and lived in by Hardy – Alington Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2 AB. The new visitor center for Thorncombe Woods and Hardys cottage, which is just on our doorstep is due to open in September along with a cafe onsite.

Dinosaur Museum – is the only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs and their world, located on Icen Way, Dorchester. Tel 01305 269880

Teddy Bear Museum – is a family run museum tracing the history of the teddy bear from its origins to modern day. Eastgate, Dorchester. Tel 01305 266040

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