Discover Dorchester

Carnival Time!

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The world cup has got us all flag-waving and in a party mood. Add to that the great settled weather we’re enjoying and this year’s annual Dorchester Carnival should be one of the best ever.

Kingston Maurward Open Day Success

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The Kingston Maurward Open Day certainly lived to its title of “A Taste of Summer” with glorious sunshine and crowds out in their droves. The annual open day saw live music, food and entertainment throughout the day and into the evening.

The Oak Room

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Our market town is steeped in history with an abundance of visitor attractions and shops and restaurants for visitors to explore. One hidden gem with historic credentials that is well worth seeking out is the tea rooms at The Oak Room located in Antelope Walk in South Street.

DORIS Seabed Mapped

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Tomorrow is World Ocean Day and to coincide with the celebrations, a seabed map of Dorset is now available on Google Earth. The mapping exercise known as DORIS (Dorset Intergrated Seabed) captures reefs, wrecks and rocky ledges along the Jurassic Coastline from Abbotsbury to Swanage. Users can zoom in on any part of the map… Read more »

Dorset Arts Week – 29 May to 13 June

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Dorset Arts Weeks, 29 May to 13 June brings together over 800 artist from the County of Dorset and is a celebration of the inspirational artist from the region.

Roman Festival Photos

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The gods were smiling on the Roman Festival in Dorchester this weekend with glorious Summer weather and lots of visitors taking part.

Race for Life – Kingston Maurward

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

‘Good Luck’ to everyone who is taking part in the Dorchester Race for Life event on the 23rd May raising funds for  Cancer Research UK. The event will be opened by West End dancer David Hodgson from Weymouth, who has recently joined the Nivea male cheerleader and motivational team.  He said: “This year we will… Read more »

Museums at Night Success

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Museums at Night event has proved to be a fantastic success. Dorchester boasts no fewer than six museums, and Museums at Night saw them unite last weekend to keep their doors open until 9pm for a family admission price of only £6 plus discount meal deals too. DBID’s Phil Gordon praised the concept: I’ve… Read more »