Things to see and do - Dorchester
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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 DT1
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 yea..
Ansty GB - Ansty DT2 7PN
A 25-minute drive from Dorchester and Blandford Forum, The Fox Inn is a pretty inn in the Dorset countryside. There is free parking and Wi-Fi, and full English breakfast served in the garden room. Each guest room has en suite facilities with shower,..
Wardon Hill GB - Frome Saint Quinton DT2 9PW
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
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..
28 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JW
36 High West St GB - Dorchester DT1 1UP
This unassuming high street restaurant has just five tables, so you'll need to book ahead. Choose from the set or tasting menu - both showcase excellent quality local produce in superbly flavoured, accomplished dishes, which arrive in tried-and-teste..
Lower Bockhampton GB - Dorchester DT2 8PZ
This proudly run restaurant is in an old thatched cottage and has a snug beamed interior. Cooking is gutsy and flavoursome, and produce is sourced from within 9 miles. In summer, try the English tapas, which features cured meats, cheese and bread bak..
9 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JR
Dorchester Rd GB - Maiden Newton DT2 0BE
This double-fronted former shop has a welcoming feel, with its cosy beamed interior and flickering candlelight. Run by a husband and wife team, it offers a seasonal menu of classic dishes; tasty duck and homemade bread feature.