The Ship Inn is situated in the village of Wool, between Wareham and Dorchester, perfect for exploring the stunning Jurassic Coast. Popular tourist attractions such as Monkey World and The Tank Museum at Bovington are on the doorstep. Spectacular scenery can be found at so many local places including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge, to name just a few.

Farmer Palmers farm park

Farmer Palmer’s is an award winning, family run, attraction just outside Poole, Dorset. We offer free parking, easy access and a great value family day out.

Our passionate team ensure a fun-filled day out for all the family, and don’t forget to look out for Farmer Palmer himself!

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Bovington Tank Museum

he tank was a British invention that changed warfare for ever when it was introduced in World War One – and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since.

From the Somme to Tiananmen Square or D-Day to Desert Storm the tank has played a part in shaping history – and it continues to do so today. This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world’s first ever tank, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

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Lulworth Castle

Lulworth is most famous for its Cove, a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour. Nearby, the Lulworth Estate also has much to offer. Whether you’re here for a day, a week or longer, there are attractions to visit, places to stay, stunning walks on the coast and in the countryside, hospitality (private & corporate) and an annual programme of events. Use the links on this page to find out more about the area, the places to visit and where to stay. Did you know that by visiting us you’re playing an active part in providing and protecting this beautiful area? Click here to find out more.

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Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal park

Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park are a well established tourist attraction in Dorset attracting over 30,000 visitors a year. The Gardens are grade II listed and whether you are a serious gardener or just someone who is looking for a beautiful place to visit they will not disappoint you.

The Animal Park was established in the early nineties and offers the Animal Care students an excellent facility to care for a very diverse range of animals.

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Blue Pool

The Tea Rooms were built in 1935 of sand and lime bricks from the local Beacon Hill brickworks with a Canadian cedarwood shingle roof, allowing the building to blend in with its surroundings. Many of the fixtures and fittings are original including the pine floors.

Enjoy yourself in our nostalgic Teahouse with our delicious homemade scones. We serve Morning Coffee, and Traditional Cream Teas with freshly baked scones, which can be enjoyed outside on the terrace. We also have a selection of hot light lunches, including Cottage Pie, Jacket Potatoes, Quiche, Omelettes and items from the specials board.

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Athelhampton House

Welcome to our 15th Century Manor House, near Dorchester, Dorset. Enjoy the historic rooms with antique furnishings. Walk around our Stunning architectural gardens and tranquil riverside walk and visit our art gallery, shop and restaurant.

Explore our website and learn about our facilities for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception, and the services we offer for private use and to businesses and schools. Find out about our sunday carvery, our cinema, outdoor theatre and our country pub.

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Monkey World

Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

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