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- The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre. The Minack Open Air Theatre was originally constructed in the 1930s by Rowena Cade, who lived on the site. The theatre today has a Rowena Cade Exhibition that tells the tale of how she built the theatre with her own hands and from May to September you can see drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of setting. This is not just a theatre but a location and experience that should not be missed.
- The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is totally devoted to dinosaurs and is the only one of it’s kind in the United Kingdom. The life size reconstructions really get the kids going and they’re part of a multi media experience that includes sound and computer displays to find out more! The real fossils and skeletons help you to visualise the sheer enormity of these creatures and imagine their life on earth. It’s a perfect day out especially with the Jurassic Coast as part of the immediate neighbourhood! Take the kids fossil hunting later on and see what they find on the coastline of Dorset! Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock – they’re all great places to find fossils and the beaches are stunning! Voted one of the best of Dorset’s attractions, the museum has been on television and in print making it one of the areas most famous attractions for all the family. OPENING TIMES – All year daily, including Sundays, January to March 10am to 4pm. April to September 10am to 5pm. October to December 10am to 4pm. Closed 13th to 26th December inclusive. FACILITIES – The ground floor of the Museum is accessible for people using a wheelchair (only one step with temporary ramp at the entrance). The two upstairs galleries are inaccessible to wheelchair users and to compensate a concessionary rate is charged. Car parking and a wide range of catering establishments can be found within easy walking distance of the Museum. Toilets are available in the Museum. THE DINOSTORE – The ‘Dinostore’ within the Museum is well stocked with a wide range of dinosaur toys, gifts and souvenirs. There is an extensive dinosaur book section with a range of dinosaur titles for kids, schools, and adults. SCHOOL VISITS – The Dinosaur Museum has an enviable reputation for its educational services. The Museum is extremely popular with schools linking various topics to the study of dinosaurs.
- Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard, having been established in 1969 to produce wines and ciders. The vineyards are set in 22 acres on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley. Ten varieties of grapes are grown to produce White, Red, Rose and Quality Sparkling wines. Traditional Kentish ciders have also been made here for over 20 years together with farm pressed apple juices. Visitors are welcome throughout the year. Our coffee shop is open daily and there are marked walks around the vineyard for visitors to wander at their leisure.
- The Arthurian Centre is set in 20 acres surrounding ‘King Arthur’s Stone’ where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle. Both the inscribed stone and battle are both dated by earliest stories to AD540. The exhibition helps explain the history and legends of King Arthur. Well worth combing a visit with Tintagel Castle and nearby Camelford considered by some to be the site of Camelot.
- Explore the Pulteney Distillery and discover more about how we craft the fine Single Malt Scotch whisky in your glass. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s herring boom and is one of the most northerly Scotch whisky distilleries on the British mainland. Tours take place at 11 am and 2 pm, or by prior arrangement, as there are limited spaces available on each tour it is recommended to book in advance.
- Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England located on the banks of the River Dee. The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible. Towards the centre of the infield is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a “rood”. It is from this that the race course derives the name “Roodee”; Roodee is a corruption of “Rood Eye”, meaning “The Island of the Cross”.
- Barnsole Vineyard is a small 1.2 hectares (3 acres) family run vineyard in Kent that was planted in 1993 after 16 years of research and now produces up to 10,000 bottles a year. Visitors are welcome and can have mini tours and wine tasting. Full guided tours are available where you will be shown how the vineyard is maintained and wine is made.