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

Local Attractions

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

The West Dorset Council Tourism

The West Dorset District Council Tourism Site.

The National Trust

Includes search facility for Dorset historic attractions and sites owned by The National Trust i.e.: - Hardy's Cottage, Brownsea Island and Lawrence of Arabia's Cottage at Clouds Hill.

New Barn Field Centre

An Iron Age homestead recreates life 2,000 years ago. Features also a working pottery and bygones exhibition of traditional tools and equipment.

Lulworth Estate

Discover the picturesque Purbeck village of Lulworth and its views of its spectacular coastline, that it is part of the Jurassic Coast.

English Heritage

Includes search facility for Dorset historic attractions and sites owned by English Heritage i.e.: - Maiden Castle, Portland Castle, and Sherborne Old Castle.

Weymouth's Brewers Quay

Weymouth Victorian Brewery housing a superb array of attractions for visitors of all ages, all year round, including the award-winning Time Walk. This attraction inspired by Weymouth's turbulent past and strong maritime connections.



Old Crown Court & Cells

Famous for the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Judge Jeffreys' 'Bloody Assize'.  Experience four centuries of crime and punishment in a setting little changed over the years. Stand in the dock & sit in the dimly lit cells, where prisoners waited for their appearance before the judge.


Featuring the Swannery, the Gardens and Tithe Barn.

The Nothe Fort

Located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour the Fort is a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels , which are easily accessed by means of a lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure. Nothe Fort is now one of Weymouth's major attractions and a venue for a wide range of events.