Discover Dorchester

Dorset County Museum Spotlight

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Dorset’s award winning County Museum which is centrally located on High West Street, Dorchester is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the history of Dorchester and the surrounding area. It also makes a unique venue if you are planning a special event.

Virtual Dorchester

Friday, January 15th, 2010

If you are new to Dorset and just want to see what Dorchester has to offer or you want to share the atmosphere of the town with friends and relatives you can now log on to and visit Dorchester without leaving the comfort of your own home!!

Cafes in Dorchester

Friday, January 8th, 2010

If you are venturing out to do a bit of shopping in Dorchester this weekend then it probably won’t be too long before the cold winter weather gets the better of you and you are in need of a nice ” cup of something” to warm you back up.

Not only does the town have a great selection of shops but if you are looking for somewhere to rest those weary feet and recharge energy levels for the final shopping push, Dorchester is blessed with a superb choice of Cafes and Coffee shops offering a selection of fine foods and beverage to suit all tastes.

Dorchester – the Number One Place to Start a Business in the UK

Monday, January 4th, 2010

According to new research by credit Insurer, Euler Hermes UK, firms in Dorchester are the least likely of all businesses in the UK to fail.

Dorchester has the lowest insolvency rate in the UK (0.17%), and heads a list of 10 British towns and cities

History of Judge Jeffreys

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Dorchester is a beautiful English market town with a rich and varied past. Its history is inextricably linked with one of England’s most notorious judges, the “hanging judge” George Jeffreys, and the scene of his many trials can still be experienced by visitors today.

Accommodation in Dorchester

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Dorchester, the historic county town of Dorset is packed with interest and history. It has a varied selection of approved hotel, bed and breakfast and guest house accommodation. Choosing accommodation in Dorchester is the perfect way to enjoy a stay in this delightful market town puts you right at the heart of beautiful rural Dorset, and gives easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coast.

Pay by Phone Parking Scheme

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The launch of Dorchester’s Pay by Phone Parking Scheme is well underway but we managed to get our award-winning town crier, Alistair Chisholm to help ring the changes in. With his on inevitable style Alistair stopped traffic in the Dorchester Top-of-Town Car Park to cry about the new Parking Scheme.

Christmas in Dorchester

Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Christmas lights are on in Dorchester and we are building up to the festive holiday. The shops are beautifully decorated and during December there are also lots of great Christmassy events taking place.

Walking in Dorchester

Friday, November 20th, 2009

If you want to find an alternative to shopping in Dorchester why not try the delightful local walks and explore the historical landmarks within Dorchester Town.

Ring Go Parking Comes to Dorchester

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Mobile phone owners will soon be able to pay for parking in the county town by dialling one number.

The new technology means that Christmas shopping in Dorchester couldn’t be easier. There is no longer a need to clock watch and should also provide a welcome boost for businesses in the recession.