Discover Dorchester

Museums at Night

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

‘Museums at Night’ is coming to Dorchester in a big way on Saturday 15th May. The historic county town of Dorset boasts no fewer than five superb museums and this initiative will see all five open to visitors from 5pm to 9pm.

Skate Jam 2010

Monday, April 26th, 2010

This weekend’s Dorchester Skate Jam was blessed with glorious sunshine and the local skating and bmx fraternity were out in force. The skating mini festival was held to mark the Skatepark’s first anniversary and it felt like half of the town were taking part in the celebrations.

Skatepark Jam

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Considered one of the top skate parks in the country, Little Fairfield Skatepark in Dorchester plays host to Skatepark Jam.

Nappers Mite – Café restaurant

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

The gorgeous Nappers Mite restaurant located in the heart of Dorchester, was traditionally an Alms house, but now serves old world charm and excellent morning coffees. Ideal for families and busy professionals alike the lunch menu is varied and worth stopping in for.

Visiting Maiden Castle

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Maiden Castle, just two miles south of Dorchester town centre, is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain and, by some definitions, the largest in Europe. Maiden Castle is one of several ancient hill forts in the area, although many are either too small to be clearly seen or have been destroyed over time.

Explore Thomas Hardy this Easter

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

If you have enjoyed reading Thomas Hardy’s books and poems or viewed the TV adaptations of his books, you will find many of the places he writes about within a short drive, walk or cycle of the county town of Dorchester.

Thomas Hardy Collection Comes Home

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Campaigners celebrated the news yesterday that the famous Thomas Hardy collection is returining to Dorchester.

The unique collection of scripts, play scripts and stage set models created by Hardy himself were saved from leaving the country and spending the rest of their days in the United States.

Roman Town House

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Most of our knowledge of Roman Britain stems from archaeological investigations and the Roman Town House at Colliton Park, Dorchester is one of the best preserved examples of a Roman Town House in the Country.

Welcome For Heroes in Dorchester

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Stories about the work of our armed forces and their heroic deeds are never out of the daily news. They work in difficult conditions far from their home and family, and wouldn’t it be good to express our admiration for their work regardless of our views on the war in question. With that in mind,… Read more »

History of Fordington and St. George’s Church

Friday, March 19th, 2010

  Fordington lies just to the East of Dorchester town centre and could be considered to be a suburb of the town. However, this beautiful area has long been established as a village and to this day retains its own special character. Here’s an insight into the history of Fordington and St George’s Church that… Read more »