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Dorset Property Amenities


One of the reasons why Dorset is a popular with Families is thatthe schooling in Dorset is renowned to be of a very high standard. Tosearch for a school click on the link below:

Public Schools

  • Bryanston School, Blandford Forum (01258 452411). Co-educational, age range 13-18, day and boarding.
  • Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster (01747 812122). Co-educational, age range 13-18, day and boarding. Associated preparatory school.
  • Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum (01258 880484). Boys only, age range 13-18, day and boarding.
  • Talbot Heath, Bournemouth (01202 761881). Girls only, age range 3-18, day and boarding.
  • Sherborne School (01935 812249). Boys only, age range 13-18, boarding. Associated preparatory school.
  • Sherborne School for Girls (01935 812245). Girls only, age range 12-18, day and boarding.
  • Sherborne Prep (01935 812097 ) Independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2½ - 13 years.
  • Sherborne International College (01935 814743) For foreign students before passing the entry examinations to Britain's best independent boarding schools.
  • Canford School, Wimborne (01202 841254). Co- educational, age range 13-18, day and boarding.
  • Sunninghill Propriety School (01305 262306). Co-educational, age range 2 to 13.
  • Castle Court School, Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3RF. Tel: 01202 694438
  • Dumpton School , Deans Grove House, Deans Grove, Wimborne Dorset, BH21 7AF. Tel: 01202 883818
  • Talbot House Preparatory School, 8, Firs Glen Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2LR. Tel: 01202 510348



Golf Courses:


  • Came Down, Dorchester (01305 812531):
  • Isle of Purbeck, Studland (01929 450361):
  • Lyme Regis (01297 442963)
  • Sherborne (01935 812475)
  • Bridport & West Dorset (01308 421491)
  • For all other golf courses in Dorset please go to


Yacht Clubs:


  • The Lilliput Sailing Club,
  • Poole: The Parkstone Yacht Club,
  • Poole: Poole Harbour Yacht Club:
  • The Royal Dorset Yacht Club,




  • The Blackmore and Sparkford Vale,
  • The Portman,
  • The Cattistock,
  • Seavington and South Dorset.


National Trust Sites:


  • Brownsea Island, Dorset - Peaceful island of woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, famous for being the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding
  • Clouds Hill, Dorset -The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence
  • Corfe Castle, Dorset - Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck
  • Hardy Monument, Dorset - Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy
  • Hardy's Cottage, Dorset - Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy
  • Kingston Lacy, Dorset - Elegant country mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland
  • Max Gate, Dorset - Home of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy
  • Studland Beach & Nature Reserve, Dorset -Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland
  • White Mill, Dorset - Corn mill in a peaceful setting


Tourist Attractions:


  • Great Dorset Maize Maze - Rodden Farm House, Rodden, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JE
  • Adventure Wonderland - Merritown Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BA
  • Compton Acres - 164, Canford Cliffs Rd, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES
  • Brewers Quay -Time Walk, Hope Square, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TR
  • Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - The Foreshore, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6LL
  • The Dorset Heavy Horse Centre - Bramble Farm, Edmondsham, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5RJ
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park & Marine Sanctuary - Lodmoor Country Park, Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX
  • Swannery - New Barn Rd, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JG
  • Mangerton Mill - The Mill Cottage, Mangerton, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3SG
  • Abbotsbury Smugglers Barn Childrens Farm - Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JG
  • Farmer Palmers Farm Park- Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset BH16 6EU
  • World Heritage Museum - 25, High West St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW
  • Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens - Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4LA
  • Sherborne Castle -Sherborne Old Castle, Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3SA
  • Lulworth Castle - West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5RQ
  • Oceanarium - Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA
  • Athelhampton House & Gardens - Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7LG


Bowleaze Cove, Bournemouth, Charmouth, Chesil Beach, Durdle Door,Kimmeridge Bay Lulworth Cove, Lyme Regis - Monmouth Beach, Hive Beach -Burton Bradstock, Ringstead Bay, Poole, Swanage, Studland, Weymouth,West Bay. All part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.


  • The Wessex Royale Hotel, High West Street DORCHESTER DT1 1UP Tel: 01305 262660
  • Crown Hotel, West Street BLANDFORD FORUM DT11 7AJ Tel: 01258 456626
  • Summer Lodge EVERSHOT dorset DT2 0JR Tel: 01935 482000
  • Eastbury Hotel Long Street SHERBORNE DT9 3BY Tel: 01935 813131
  • Hotel Prince Regent 139 The Esplanade WEYMOUTH DT4 7NR Tel: 01305 771313
  • The Grange at Oborne, Oborne SHERBORNE DT9 4LA Tel: 01935 813463
  • Moonfleet Manor Fleet WEYMOUTH DT3 4ED Tel: 01305 786948
  • Mortons House Hotel 49 East Street CORFE CASTLE BH20 5EE Tel: 01929 480988
  • The Manor Hotel Beach Road WEST BEXINGTON Dorset DT2 9DF Tel: 01308 897616
  • Bridge House Hotel 3 Prout Bridge BEAMINSTER DT8 3AY Tel: 01308 862200
  • Haven Hotel Banks Road Sandbanks POOLE BH13 7QL Tel: 01202 707333
  • Hotel Alexandra Pound Street LYME REGIS DT7 3HZ Tel: 01297 442010
  • Priory Hotel Church Green, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4ND Tel: 01929 551666
  • Plumber Manor Plumber, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2AF Tel: 01258 472507


  • Sienna Restaurant 36 High West Street DORCHESTER DT1 1UP Tel: 01305 250022
  • Le Petit Canard Dorchester Road MAIDEN NEWTON Dorchester DT2 0BE Tel: 01300 320536
  • The Acorn Inn EVERSHOT DT2 0JW Tel: 01935 83228
  • The Green 3 The Green SHERBORNE DT9 3HY Tel: 01935 813821
  • Riverside Restaurant West Bay BRIDPORT DT6 4EZ Tel: 01308 422011
  • Splinters Restaurant 12 Church Street CHRISTCHURCH BH23 1BW Tel: 01202 483454
  • The Broad Street Restaurant 57-58, Broad St, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QF Tel: 01297 445792

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