• Dorchester Christmas Cracker
  • Speed to the west. A nostalgic journey
  • Even in the town there are attractive walks
  • High East Street
  • Maiden Castle
  • South Street
  • The Tutankhamun Exhibition
  • The Thomas Hardy statue at Top O'Town
COMING UP IN DECEMBER... 11 Dec Childrens Christmas Party ..   See all events

A TOWN FOR ALL SEASONS

Dorchester is proving as popular in September as it did in August and no wonder!

Dorchester is a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also a fantastic centre for visiting the area! Visit Dorchester's museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee, eat great food and take trips to the Jurassic coast.

Visitors find a town with one foot in the past and another firmly in the future, with some of this country�s best preserved Roman ruins moments away from a thriving high street and one of the most exciting current retail and residential re-development projects in the UK at Brewery Square.

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DISCOVER LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO DO IN DORCHESTER

Find out why Dorchester is a great place to live and work in and to visit. From a Roman amphitheatre to great shopping there's much to discover...

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Things to do

Dorchester is very fortunate in having no less than 8 museums, leafy riverside walks near the centre, dialect trails through the town's shops and cafes and the largest Iron Age hillfort in Europe. More under EXPERIENCE and VISIT

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Where to stay, eat & drink

The hotels in Dorchester offer great choice in accommodation from the historic Kings Arms to the recently opened Premier Inn. Enjoy a coffee or a meal in a historic setting, your favourite chain or an independent. Find them under WHERE

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Shops & businesses

Shopping in Dorchester is one of its main attractions. Wednesday is a traditional market day but you'll also find an ever expanding number of top quality chains and independents plus a wide range of services. Find them under WHERE

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What's on & where

Dorchester has a lively music scene, two cinemas, an Arts Centre and a range of markets, fesivals plus clubs and associations representing every interest. Find out where to go and what to see in our events diary under WHAT'S ON

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