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Rowing boat by the sea in Dorset

Attractions in Dorset

There are so many things to do within easy reach of Moonfleet

Whatever the weather, we’ve a range of local attractions to engage, entertain and stimulate enquiring minds.

Down the barrel of a tank gun at Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, near Moonfleet Manor Hotel

Bovington Tank Museum

The tank was a British invention that changed warfare for ever when first introduced during WW1 – and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since…

Portland Bill lighthouse in Dorset

Portland Bill

The famous Portland Bill lighthouse stands 153ft high at the very top of the island. Surrounded by spectacular views, it makes the perfect spot for blustery winter walks.

A dinosaur fossil found on the Jurassic Coast

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

While exploring the prehistoric Jurassic Coast, visit Dinosaurland: one of the best collections of fossils in the southwest. See creatures from 200 million years ago, as well as exotic exhibits from around the world.

Turtle at the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

With over 1000 creatures to discover, an amazing underwater tunnel to walk through, a rock pool adventure and children’s rides, the park offers a full day’s family entertainment.

Portland Castle coastal fort in Weymouth

Portland Castle

Overlooking Portland Harbour, just four miles from Weymouth, stands one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts. Let the fascinating audio tour and informative displays take you through 450 years of history.

Small monkey at Monkey World in Dorset

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, the Monkey World park is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.