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Parking in Dorchester

We have compiled a list to help with your shopping trip or visit to Dorchester. The following businesses are participating in the Parking voucher scheme. Your first 2 hours of parking in the town’s car parks and at on-street meters will be refunded mostly against a minimum £10 purchase.

Dorchester parking scheme

Pay for your parking as normal but take the tear off BID parking voucher with you when you leave the parking ticket in the car. Look out for the sticker in the windows of participating stores. Present your parking voucher when you come to pay your bill for goods or services of at least £10 (in most cases).

PLEASE NOTE: If you use an on street parking meter you will only get a single ticket and you need to leave that in your car. You can get it refunded later or on your next visit to town as none of the businesses that accept the parking refund mind what the date is on the ticket!

Dorchester Car Park Map

Dorchester Car Park Map


List of Shops taking part in the Parking Voucher scheme

  • Ali’s Attic
  • Allum & Sidaway
  • AutoBitz
  • Basilico
  • Beds R Uzz
  • Blundells Shoes
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Boots Opticians
  • Box of Porcelain
  • Coffee Saloon
  • County Town Butchers
  • Creams of Dorchester
  • Dinosaur Museum
  • Dorchester Aesthetics
  • Dorchester Chiropractic Clinic
  • Dorchester Jewellers
  • Dorchester Mobility
  • Double D Computers
  • Down to Earth
  • Every Cloud
  • Frank Herrings
  • Frederick Mabb
  • Fudges Wool
  • Gallery on the Square
  • Gentz Hairdresser
  • Goldcrest Jewellers
  • Goulds (all stores/cafe’s)
  • Great Western Camping
  • Hendover’s
  • Hotter Footwear
  • Hot and Sweet Café
  • Insight Opticians
  • Jordans Jewellers
  • Kao San Thai
  • Kitchen Style
  • Mews Watches Jewellery & Antiques
  • Myra’s Kaiseki
  • Oxfords Bakery
  • Posh Partridge
  • RajPoot
  • Poppins
  • Potter Inn Cafe
  • SGM Hair
  • Sproston & Bowden Opticians
  • Steve Bane Fabrics
  • Taste
  • Teddy Bear Museum
  • Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • The King and Thai
  • The Horse with the red umbrella
  • The Junction
  • The Pantry
  • The Old tea rooms
  • The Potting Shed
  • The Jewel House
  • The Wooden Floor Specialist Company
  • The Works
  • Tutankhamun Exhibition
  • Vaperstar
  • Venus & Mars
  • Vivo Lounge
  • Wessex Photographic
  • Wedding Time
  • Wessex Royal Hotel
  • Wise Owl Toys
  • Woods Furnishings

There are many more too just look out for the blue ‘P for free’ signs in the windows or on the tills

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