Things to see and do - Dorchester
Unmissable tourist sites
Dorchester Travel guide
Dorchester : Michelin's recommendations
In the 1C AD, the Romans built the settlement of Durnovaria on the great London-Exeter route. Today, Dorchester has fine 17C houses, with many façades modified in the 19C, thus making for a varied appearance. This spirit of diversity is also in evidence on the modern and controversial Poundbury estate, which continues to grow on the town's outskirts.
Tourist attractions Dorchester : Things to see and do
3 Maiden Castle Farm Cottage GB - Dorchester DT2 9PR
Occupying around twenty hectares, Maiden Castle's earthwork ramparts are among the finest in Britain. They were built c 350 BC on the site of a Neolithic settlement, and there were four main building phases. The complex was fully equipped with its de..
GB - Dorchester
Britain's finest earthwork ramparts were begun around 350 BC on the site of a neolithic village dating back three thusand years. Four phases of development were udertaken before the extensive network of defences was completed around 60 BC. The fortre..
Jurassic Coast GB - Dorchester
Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site owing to its geological interest, the Jurassic Coast , which stretches for 150km/93mi between the east of Devon and Dorset, illustrates impressive geological traces, such as rocks dating back some 185 million y..
High East Street GB - Dorchester DT1 1HF
A well-known local landmark in the centre of Dorchester, The Best Western Kings Arms has excellent rooms with en suite bathrooms. The Best Western Kings Arms Hotel was built in 1720 and has many interesting and classical Georgian features. Many mon..
Wardon Hill GB - Frome Saint Quinton DT2 9PW
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Situated between Dorchester and Yeovil, George Albert Hotel is surrounded by scenic Dorset countryside. It features a modern restaurant and stylish bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The AA Rosette-awarded Kings Restaurant serves a modern British menu, featu..
5 Pope Street, Dorchester GB - Dorchester DT1 1GA
Situated in the Brewery Square development, in the heart of the historic market town of Dorchester, this family-friendly Premier Inn Dorchester offers a bar and restaurant. It is 5 minutes’ walk from Dorchester South Railway Station. The air-conditi..
26 High St GB - Sydling Saint Nicholas DT2 9DP
Set in a lovely village amongst flint and thatch houses, with a gurgling trout stream behind. Sit in the rustic bar, the conservatory or the linen-laid dining room with its sunken well; and choose from a very modern, seasonal menu. Contemporary bedro..
9 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JR
Lower Bockhampton GB - Dorchester DT2 8PZ
Proudly run restaurant in an old thatched cottage, with a snug beamed lounge and dining room. English tapas at lunch, with locally cured meats, cheese and bread baked in plant pots; gutsy, masculine dishes at dinner, with produce sourced from within ..
36 High West St GB - Dorchester DT1 1UP
Unassuming, intimate high street restaurant with just five tables. The 6 course tasting menu features accomplished, carefully crafted dishes. Excellent quality local produce is showcased in superbly flavoured, tried-and-tested combinations. Service i..
28 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JW
14 Long St GB - Cerne Abbas DT2 7JF
Sizeable 16C flint-faced pub set in picture postcard village, with exposed beams, a landscaped courtyard and a vast orchard garden. Freshly prepared, ably cooked dishes make good use of locally sourced produce. Bedrooms are stylish: some are in the m..