Discover Dorchester

Dodgson’s of Dorchester – An Aladdin’s Cave for Everything DIY

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Dodgson’s of Dorchester is a hardware store that has been a longstanding feature of South Street. Renowned for stocking all manner of DIY supplies no matter how obscure. We catch up with business owner Glenn House to find out how his traditional business continues to thrive and adapt after first opening more than half a century ago…. Read more »

Paralympics Champion Paul Blake to Switch on Dorchester Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

It has been announced that Paralympic gold medalist Paul Blake has been confirmed to do the big Christmas light switch on at Dorchester’s 2016 Christmas Cracker evening. The athlete, who lives locally to Dorchester shot to fame by winning gold at the Rio Paralympics earlier this year in the T36 400m and followed this up with silver in… Read more »

Free Things To Do In Dorchester

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We take a look at some of the great free things to do in Dorchester. Going out for the day can be an expensive experience however it does always have to be that way. In Dorset’s county town there are plenty of activities to do which won’t hit you hard in the wallet. We’ve shortlisted… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition 2016 – Winners and Answers

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The 2016 Super Sleuth competition is officially closed and we have been absolutely delighted 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… Read more »

Dorset County Show 2016

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Congratulations to the organisers of the Dorset County Show – although the weather didn’t entirely play ball on Saturday – Sunday certainly brought the crowds out – and what a fantastic show. Here are a few of our favourite photos from Sunday. See you again next year! Dorset County Show 2016 Gallery

Best Places for a Picnic in Dorchester

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The summer holidays are here and with the end of the school term many families will be looking forward to getting out in the warmer weather and enjoying the open spaces on offer in Dorchester. Packing up a picnic in Dorchester and heading off to one of the lovely green spaces in the County Town… Read more »

Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photos and Videos

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Pictures & Videos from the Dorchester Carnival 2016 A great day was had by all at the Dorchester Carnival 2016. The weather stayed dry and warm on Saturday 18th June for the main procession through the County Town. We have gathered our favourite images and videos from the day.  

Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photo Competition

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Flash Competition! Dorchester Carnival 2016 Photo Competition. We’re giving away two £25 vouchers to the best photos taken at this year’s Dorchester Carnival this Saturday 18th June.   Just upload your images to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #DorchCarnival2016 and we’ll select the best two to each win a £25 gift voucher. Winners can select their vouchers… Read more »

WWII Vehicles Return To Dorchester Carnival 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Dorchester Carnival 2016 will see the welcome return of the a fleet of Second World War vehicles. The display convoy is being heralded as the largest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles in Dorset since the war ended in 1945. The convoy will take part in the main carnival procession which begins on Saturday 18th June at 5:00pm…. Read more »

The Best Walks in and around Dorchester, Dorset

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The great thing about living in Dorchester is that there are so many lovely walks to be had just a few minutes from the centre of town. Whether it’s wandering up the River towards the Blue Bridge or just taking a stroll around town – there is so much to see in Dorchester and well… Read more »