This simple thatched cottage in Higher Bockhampton was where Thomas Hardy was born in 1840. The quaint cottage, remote setting and natural beauty of this location helps explain the Hardy’s Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Dorset
Heading to Dorset and looking for something to do or a place to visit. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Dorset coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Dorset day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Dorset activity.
Fiddleford Manor, the principal parts of a small stone manor house that probably begun c. 1370. The hall and solar chamber display outstandingly fine timber roofs.
Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy, Flag-Captain of HMS Victory at Trafalgar, set on the crest of Black Down with excellent sea views.
Abbotsbury Swannery is unique, the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The Swannery was established Read more [...]
Boscombe Pier is not a traditional seaside pier. During the 1950s the original pier showed signs of decay and it was redesigned and built in a modern way. A screen Read more [...]
The White Mill is a corn mill with original 18th-century wooden machinery located in a peaceful riverside setting, nice walks and picnics on the banks of the River Stour.
Sorted Surf School is located at the award winning Boscombe beach in Bournemouth directly in front of some of Bournemouth’s best surf spots.
Built from local stone, Anvil Point Lighthouse was completed in 1881 and opened by Neville Chamberlain’s father, then Minister of Transport. The light is positioned to give a waypoint for Read more [...]
Corfe Castle once controlled the Isle of Purbeck, a thousand-year-old castle, that was destroyed during the English Civil War when Parliamentary forces sieged the castle that was only taken over Read more [...]
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has amazing fossil collections and provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting Read more [...]
Maiden Castle was built in about 600 BC; the early phase was a simple and similar to many other hill forts in Britain and covering 6.4 hectares (16 acres). Around Read more [...]
The RNLI College is a conference and training venue situated in on the Poole watersideand and is the home of RNLI training. As well as being used to train lifeboat Read more [...]