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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.

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 »

The Charles Street Development

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Charles Street, Development in Dorchester, Dorset has attract applause and derision is equal measures. Do you agree or disagree with the development?

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.

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 in Dorchester

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.

Roman Town House in Dorchester

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.

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