Dorset

Properties and events in Dorset

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Abbotsbury Abbey & St Catherine's Chapel walking tours

Chapel Hill, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join the volunteers to learn more about St Catherine's Chapel and it's local surrounding. Meeting at the Abbotsbury Abbey remains information board, a walking tour to St Catherine's Chapel.

All Saints Church, Wyke Regis

All Saints Church, Portland Road, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9ES
In person
Pre-booking required

A week of Open Days of this important Dorset church.

Allendale House Guided Tours

East Dorset Heritage Trust, Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a guided tour of this landmark - Wimborne building. Learn about the family that built it with their local connections and what we know has happened in the 200 years since.

Allendale House Open Day

East Dorset Heritage Trust, Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come join us at the home of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week! Allendale House our wonderful Grade II listed building, is open for the day.

Blandford Fashion Museum

Full directions available on ticket., Quay Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AA
In person
Pre-booking required

Historic fashions in historic surroundings!

Blandford Forum Cemetery Chapel

Blandford Forum Cemetery Chapel, Salisbury Road, Quay Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7UX
In person
Pre-booking not required

A beautiful chapel in the heart of Blandford

Blandford Forum Guided Heritage Walk

Meet at Marsh & Ham Car Park, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided walk of Dorset's Georgian Gem taking in notable features of architecture and local history

Blandford Forum Masonic Hall

Blandford Forum Masonic Hall, 27 West Street, West Borough, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Behind the modest door is a wealth of history.

Bridport Quaker Meeting House

97 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Experience the heritage of the Meeting House then enjoy the delights of the garden too.

Bridport Town Hall

Bridport Town Hall, Bucky Doo Square, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A fine Georgian building with a fascinating collection of paintings and naval memorabilia.

Church Of Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs & St Ignatius

North Rd, West Borough, Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6LF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A beautiful Italian Romanesque Church in the Dorset countryside.

Clavell Tower: A jewel on the South West Coast Path

Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Open to the public once a year, Clavell Tower is a circular tower high on the cliffs above Kimmeridge Bay, above one of Dorset's most striking bays. A rare chance to see inside this well-loved landmark, normally let for holidays.

Corfe Castle Festival of Cultural Heritage

Corfe Castle, National Trust Ticket Office, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

From artisan crafts to talks and demonstrations, discover the rich and varied heritage of our local area.

Deans Court Guided Tour

Location details available on ticket, Dorset Architectural Heritage Week, Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS
In person
Pre-booking required

A rare opportunity to see inside this stunning Manor House.

Dorset Houses Talk

Allendale House, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS
In person
Pre-booking required

A new book out this Autumn exploring Dorset's finest houses - how they were designed, used and constructed from the Bronze Age to the 21st century. This informative talk is based on the book, which will be available to buy.

Dorset Museum and Art Gallery Collections Discovery Centre Tour

66 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join the collections team at Dorset Museum and Art Gallery for an exclusive opportunity to explore behind the scenes at our state-of-the-art Collections Discovery Centre.

Dorset Museum and Art Gallery Thomas Hardy Tour

66 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us at the Dorset Museum and Art Gallery to explore the galleries and learn about the life and works of Thomas Hardy through a carefully curated tour of objects from our collections.

Hardy Monument

Hardy Monument, Black Down, Portesham, Dorset, DT2 9HY
In person
Pre-booking not required

With stunning views over the Dorset countryside to the coast, Hardy's Monument is a must see!

Heather, Hay, Houses, Health - Guided Walk

Black Down, West Borough, Poole, Dorset, BH24 2EJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided walk through Ashley Heath to learn about how the residential area was conceived.

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are celebrating Heritage Open Days by offering free entry to Kingston Lacy on 12-14 September. Discover Kingston Lacy, an opulent family home built to resemble a Venetian Palace.