St Catherine’s Chapel

Abbotsbury, Weymouth, DT3 4JH

0370 333 1181

A 14th century chapel with stunning views over Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast

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11.0 miles from Highlands End
13.1 miles from Golden Cap
7.8 miles from Graston Copse
16.7 miles from Sandyholme

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St Catherine’s Chapel is a beautiful 14th Century building set high on a hilltop overlooking Chesil Beach, the village of Abbotsbury and the ruins of Abbotsbury Abbey. Now under the guardianship of English Heritage, the chapel was built as a place of pilgrimage and retreat by the monks of Abbotsbury Abbey. The chapel’s position is in isolation on the hilltop, 80 metres above sea level and was repaired in 1742 and the late 19th century, but is largely unaltered.

The chapel is situated between 3 of the best attractions in Dorset – Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm and Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, and you can walk up the hill to take in the views from the chapel and have a look inside. It is a fairly steep incline of approximately half a mile. One of the best places to view the chapel from, is on the Jurassic Coast Road at the viewpoint, just before descending down the hill into the village. Dogs are welcome on leads and cattle are usually grazing in the field around the chapel.

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What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse