Days out in Dorset

Everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle, cottages and an Italian inspired palace, there are plenty of things to do in Dorset, so start planning your day out

Places to visit

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Autumn in the Japanese Garden at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Where you can visit in Dorset  

We've reopened a number of our places in line with government guidance. You can now visit Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Brownsea Island in Dorset, plus Stourhead just over the border in Wiltshire and Barrington Court, Montacute House and Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset.

We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…

Places to visit in Dorset

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Autumn in the outdoors

Visitors relaxing on the beach by the quay at Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset

Beaches in Dorset 

There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches in Dorset to visit which we can look after thanks to your support. Here are a few of our top beaches along the Dorset coast.

Autumn's bounty

Bringing nature to you