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Dorchester : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • Best Western Kings Arms Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    High East Street GB - Dorchester DT1 1HF

    Prix Prices from : 98 £

    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..

  • George Albert Hotel

    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..

  • The Fox Inn

    Ansty GB - Ansty DT2 7PN

    Prix Prices from : 50 £

    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,..

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Restaurants Dorchester

  • Le Petit Canard Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • 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..

  • Acorn Inn Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    28 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JW

  • Yalbury Cottage Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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

    9 Fore St GB - Evershot DT2 0JR

  • Sienna Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

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