Things to do in Dorset
Visitor information, what's on & where to go
Dorset is a county full of beautiful contrasts: rolling green hills, fertile farmland, golden beaches, rugged cliffs and open heaths make up nature’s own patchwork creation.
The beauty of Dorset’s coastline is equally matched by its geological importance: 185 million years of the Earth's history is revealed in the 95 miles of Jurassic Coast that stretch from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage.
Looking for things to do in Dorset? There's a huge choice of visitor attractions, including beautiful gardens, historic houses, nature reserves, theatres and fascinating museums, offering something for all the family.
Dorset is fast becoming a food-lover's dream - you'll find some excellent pubs and restaurants making the most of the fantastic local produce.
If your holiday just isn't complete without some retail therapy, then shopping can be a rewarding experience with lots of local independant gems to be found alongside larger nationwide stores.
And if after reading about the delights of this fascinating county you find yourself wondering where to stay, you'll find a great selection of holiday parks and campsites to suit your needs.
Dorset offers something for everyone, enjoy exploring what's on offer.
Places to go
Browse excellent places to go and things to do in Dorset using the options below.
Discover More Dorset Events
For more offers, please see Dorset vouchers and offers