The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed Read more [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Max Gate was the home of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy – it is believed Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and the Mayor of Casterbridge were written here. Read more [...]
Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy, Flag-Captain of HMS Victory at Trafalgar, set on the crest of Black Down with excellent sea views.
Portland Castle overlooks Portland harbour and onwards to Weymouth. The castle was built by Henry VIII to defend the anchorage against possible French and Spanish invasion, its squat appearance is Read more [...]
Wimborne Minster has changed over the centuries. The first church on this site was founded in 705 but the earlest part of today’s church id the eastern 12th century tower. Read more [...]
St Catherines Chapel is a small 14th-century chapel set high on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury Abbey. Built by the monks as a place of pilgrimage and retreat.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.