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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. Click here for a printable list 

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 (List updated Dec 2022)

Al Molo*NEW
Ali’s Attic
Allum & Sidaway
Beds R Uzz
Blundells Shoes
Brewhouse & Kitchen
Boots Opticians
Box of Porcelain
Campbellwicks Interiors
Chiropody Clinic*NEW
County Town Butchers
Creams of Dorchester
Dinosaur Museum
Divine Ink Tattoos*NEW
Dodgson’s DIY*NEW
Doggie Wash*NEW
Dorchester Aesthetics
Dorchester Chiropractic Clinic
Dorchester Jewellers
Dorchester Mobility
Dorset Museum
Down to Earth
Every Cloud
Frank Herrings
Frederick Mabb
Fudges Wool
Goldcrest Jewellers
Goulds (all stores/cafe’s)
Great Western Camping
Hardy’s Cafe*NEW
Hendover’s Café
Jordans Jewellers
Kao San Thai
Kitchen Style *NEW
Mews Watches Jewellery & Antiques
Mina’s Deli *NEW
Myra’s KaisekiNo.36 Gifts & Lifestyle *NEW
Pope Street Cycles*NEW
Oxfords Bakery
Posh Partridge
Potter Inn Cafe*NEW
SGM Hair
Steve Bane Fabrics
Teddy Bear Museum
Terracotta Warriors Museum
The Hair Gallery*NEW
The Horse with the Red Umbrella
The Junction
The Pet Shop*NEW
The Potting Shed
The Jewel House*NEW
The Wooden Floor Specialist Company
The Works
Tutankhamun Exhibition
Vinyl Van *NEW
Vivo Lounge
Wessex Photographic
Wedding Time
Wessex Royale Hotel
Wise Owl Toys
Woods Furnishings (both stores)

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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