The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

The Little Green Dragon Hand Painted Gifts

Houses


We have gathered some website links for further investigation. These links go to Dark Dorset recommended sites for further investigation.


Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton House. A personal guided tour of one of the finest 15th Century Houses in England includes a page about its resident ghosts!


Mapperton Manor House and Gardens

Mapperton Manor House and Gardens, near Beaminster. Has spectacular formalvalley gardens surrounded by wooded landscape with magnificent views.


Sherborne Castle

Fascinating fully furnished historic house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and home of the Digby family since 1617.


Weymouth's Tudor House

Tudor House, built about 1600, originally stood on the edge of an inlet from the harbour and is thought to have been a merchant's house. It is furnished as the home of an early seventeenth century middle class family and the guided tours explain aspects of the life of the times. Today it is owned and operated by Weymouth Civic Society, a registered charity.

A tour of the house gives a fascinating insight into the history of Weymouth in the early seventeenth century during the heyday of Weymouth as a port for trade and exploration.  Guides describe the domestic daily life of the times, including furniture and clothing, cooking and serving of food, lighting and candle making.  A visit will provide a starting point for the study of our local history.