Local Attractions

Welcome to Dorset. You can spend your time staying at Gatton House and take in some of the local attractions that make this town famous.

Durdle Door

This is a natural limestone arch that just sits between Weymouth and Swanage along the Jurassic Coast. You can take either a boat trip down there or walk over as well. It is believed that this limestone arch was formed about 10,000 years in the past. Plus a few minutes’ drive away from Durdle Door is the Durdle Door Holiday Park.

Weymouth & Portland

Weymouth is a picturesque seaside town and it is also home to a sandy Beach with plenty of sea activities, shops and cafes. Just a couple of miles away is the famous Isle of Portland with crashing waves and a rocky coastline. If you drive a few miles away, you come across the Higher Moor Farm Campsite within a village. This is the ideal place to explore Dorset.

Nothe Fort

It forms the entrance to the Weymouth Harbour and is basically a large Victorian fort with plenty of outdoor areas and underground passages. You can see the Jurassic Coast from here plus this impressive structure holds plenty of events year around. About 15 minutes away is the Sea Barn Farm Camping Park, another excellent place to set up base and tour Dorset.

Sherborne Castle

Built back in 1594, this castle is actually steeped in history. There is a lot to see from up here with grand rooms, castle cellars and acres of pleasure grounds, stunning gardens. The Trooper Inn campsite is close by and comes with a restaurant and pub as well!

The Blue Pool

Situated in the Isle of Purbeck, this attraction boasts of amazing colours and impressive beauty. Walk down to the water’s edge and the climb back up for the picturesque views the Purbeck Hills have to offer.

Wareham Forest

This forest stretches over 14 square miles and is an idea explorer’s playground. The woodlands house a 55 acre Wareham Forest Park with a restaurant and pub. It even has an adventure playground for the kids plus a heated swimming pool.

The Tank Museum

Showcasing the journey of tanks through history, the Tank Museum starts from World War One all the way to the present day. It hosts an impressive plethora of tanks through the decades with over six halls showing many vehicles as well as pictures. First-hand accounts of tank commanders, battles are all here for onlookers to marvel at.