Take a trip down to the Nothe Gardens, and stroll accross the beautiful paths, whilst admiring the beautiful seaview. Spent this past New Years there and it was exceptionally peaceful.
Usually best experienced during the early morning.
The Cerne Giant is nearly 60m high and 51m wide. It is one of 3 ancient figures cut into the English chalk downlands. The others being the Long Man of Wilmington and the Uffington White Horse in Berkshire.
This clearly phallic image is belived to be 1500 years old and is thought to represent the Roman god Hercules.
The world's largest collection of armoured vehicles, from WWI to the Gulf War. Over 300 tanks from 26 countries as well as medals, rifles etc.
You enter through a mock-up of a trench, an officer's office, field hospital and as you enter the main hall you are confronted by a huge tank bearing down over you. Very good displays. Large indoor halls hold the various armoured vehicles with clear information on each exhibit.
Open from 10.00 to 17.00
Adult = £8.00
Child = £6.00
Family (2+2) = £23.00
There is a good shop with some excellent models and well as other souvenirs, a cafe, picnic area and outdoor play area.
On the A31 in Bovington, Dorset.
Between Wool and Bere Regis in Dorset. Bus # X20 from Weymouth.
Monkey World is set in 65 acres of beautifully lansdscaped grounds, including a Woodland Walk.
The centre holds 150 primated including 56 chimpanzees - the largest such group outside Africa, gibbons, lemurs, macaques, squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, marmosets and woolly monkeys mostly in large open enclosures with indoor and outdoor viewing areas.
The centre was started in 1987 and now takes in may apes for rehabilitation, animals rescued from all over the world (from experimental labs, circuses, beach photographers, the pet trade).
Opening times: 10.00 - 17.00
10.00 - 18.00 in July & August
Entrance price: Adult = £8.00
Child = £6.00
Family (2+2) = £24.00
You could easily spend several hours here, there is a cafe, gift shop, play area and a picnic area.