will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"St Catherines Chapel" Top 5 Page for this destination Dorset Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

Dorset Things to Do: 63 reviews and 117 photos

  St Catherines Chapel
by freya_heaven

The history of St Catherines Chapel is quite sketchy, its believed it was built in the 1300s, probably on the site of a Pagan Temple. You can see the Chapel from miles around, with it sitting alone 250 feet on top of a large hill, she is quite a landmark.

The views from here are wonderful overlooking the Fleet (lagoon) and Chesil beach and of course the rolling countryside.

I have read that many places of worship which are called St Catherines are on hills, the connection being St Catherines Monastery in Sinai, Egypt. I dont know how true this is.


Near Abbotsbury, South Dorset.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 6, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 2 7
Forum Rank:
0 2 0 9 7

Have you been to Dorset?

  Share Your Travels