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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.

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Tourist attractions Dorchester : Things to see and do

  • Maiden Castle (farm) Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Maiden Castle Recommended Recommended

    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 Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Dorchester

  • Wessex Royale Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    32 High West Street GB - Dorchester DT1 1UP

    Prix Prices from : 79 £

    The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Dorchester. It has free Wi-Fi and an á la carte restaurant. All rooms have premium digital TV channels, free Wi-Fi and modern en suite bathrooms with a bath..

  • George Albert Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Wardon Hill GB - Frome Saint Quinton DT2 9PW

    Prix Prices from : 45 £

    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..

  • Premier Inn Dorchester Three stars Three stars Three stars

    5 Pope Street, Dorchester GB - Dorchester DT1 1GA

    Prix Prices from : 91 £

    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..

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Restaurants Dorchester

  • Sienna Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Le Petit Canard Comfortable restaurant 

    Dorchester Rd GB - Maiden Newton DT2 0BE

    Double-fronted, beamed former shop with yachting prints, candlelight and a cosy feel. Run by a husband and wife team, it offers a seasonally changing menu of classic dishes; duck and homemade bread feature.

  • Yalbury Cottage Comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Summer Lodge Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    9 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JR

  • New Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    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..

  • Greyhound Traditional pubs serving food 

    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..

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