Discover Dorchester

Dippy is Proving to be a ‘HUGE’ Success

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Dippy arrived safely in Dorchester on the 3rd February and after the grand construction he was officially opened to the public on the 10th February. Dorset County Museum in Dorchester is the 292-piece replica Diplodocus’ first stop of the UK tour and he will remain in town before leaving on the 7th May. Local residents… Read more »

Big Visitor Bringing Big Opportunity to Dorchester Business

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Next month Dorchester will welcome the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus, on public display for the first time outside of London’s Natural History Museum with Dorset County Museum being the first stop of his UK tour. Dorchester BID are looking to support the very special visitor by investing in the Dippy experience. The £5000 investment… Read more »

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2017 

Monday, December 4th, 2017

December is now here which means Christmas is right around the corner! The annual Christmas Cracker event in Dorchester is a great way to spark the festivities with loved ones! The official start to Christmas in Dorchester! This year, the Christmas Cracker is bigger and better than ever. The date for your diary is Thursday… Read more »

Cow & Apple – Dorchester’s Newest Restaurant Hits the Spot!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Cow & Apple is the latest independent restaurant to open in Dorchester next door to The Plaza cinema on Trinity Street. Specialising in serving great burgers and ciders, their tasty menu and chilled out atmosphere have been enticing Dorchester’s foodie crowd through their doors since opening in August. We caught up with owner Gareth Witt… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition 2017 – Winners and Answers

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The 2017 Super Sleuth has now competition closed. We have been bowled over with the number of entries in to this year’s competition. We hope everyone who took part enjoyed it as much as we did putting together the competition and clues. This year saw a growing number of youngsters sleuthing around Dorchester looking for… Read more »

Keeper of the Walks

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Helping to keep Dorchester beautiful! A few years ago the Dorchester BID got together with the Dorset Waste Partnership and embarked on a joint project to help keep the streets of our county town clean and tidy but also offering a friendly face and assistance to both businesses and the public whilst they are in… Read more »

Comic Book Shop Three Legged Llama is a Hit!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Since opening its doors in Trinity Street in 2015 Dorchester’s comic book shop Three Legged Llama has gone from strength to strength. The shop specialises in stocking Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC comics and collectables. It’s a one stop shop for back issue comic books, graphic novels and related accessories. We caught up with… Read more »

House of Health & Beauty Celebrate 20 Years

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Holly Aiken had always dreamed of owning her own business, and in1997 after lots of hard work, Holly’s dream came true when she opened House of Health & Beauty in Dorchester. Holly Aiken, Owner of House of Health and Beauty said “My inspiration has always been my lovely Dad who sadly passed away 12 years… Read more »

Dorchester Marathon 2017 Success

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Congratulations to all of the 1,700 runners that took part in Dorchester’s first ever full marathon and the Casterbridge half marathon this weekend. What a turnout for the inaugural marathon event! The race, began and ended at the Cokers Frome showground, and the runners winded their way through part of Dorchester town centre before heading out through West Stafford,… Read more »