Highcliffe Castle is a grade I listed building situated on a cliff-top site overlooking Christchurch Bay, Dorset. The castle was built in the early 1830s by Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Read more [...]
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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Dorset listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
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Jordan Hill Roman Temple is a Roman ruin situated on Jordan Hill above Bowleaze Cove in the eastern suburbs of Weymouth. The Roman temple is thought to have been pagan.
Cerne Abbas Giant is a huge outline sculpted into the chalk hillside above the village of Cerne Abbas representing a naked, club-wielding giant. The outline is 180ft tall making it Britain’s Read more [...]
Maumbury Rings is a Neolithic henge within the town of Dorchester in Dorset, England. The rings are a large circular earthwork, 85 metres in diameter, with a single bank and Read more [...]
Knowlton Church is a ruined Norman church, built within a neolithic henge monument. The henge enclosing Knowlton Church is only one of three henges and associated earthworks. However, Church Henge Read more [...]
The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, also known as Sherborne Abbey, has been a Saxon cathedral (705–1075), a Benedictine abbey (998–1539), and now stands as a beautiful parish church. Today you can see parts Read more [...]
The Blue Pool changes colour from shades of green to turquoise. The deep clay bowls is located within 25 acres of woodland, heath and gorse with marked walks throughout and Read more [...]
Kingston Lacy Country mansion with important collections, set in formal gardens and extensive parkland – children’s adventure playground and Iron Age hill fort, Badbury Rings. The land was gifted to Sir Read more [...]
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.
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.
Christchurch Priory is an ecclesiastical parish and former priory church in Christchurch and is one of the longest parish churches in the country and is larger than most English Anglican Cathedrals.
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 [...]