Dorchester, United Kingdom
Dorchester, a county town of Dorset in England, is a historic market town which lies on the banks of the River Frome. It is located just 13 km south of the popular seaside town of Weymouth. The town is known for being the home of the writer Thomas Hardy, whose novels were said to be inspired by the area, and is a place in which tourists young and old can enjoy long walks in the surrounding countryside.
- Hardy’s Monument
- Roman Town House
- Dorchester’s Keep Military Museum
- Explore the ancient past at the Dinosaur Museum
- Visit the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum if visiting with children
- Watch the Dorchester Town F.C. play at their home arena
Winter temperatures in Dorchester reach average highs of between 4-8ºC, while summer temperatures reach typical highs of between 19-22ºC. Rainfall occurs all year round but is more frequent in the autumn and winter months.
Getting There & Around
Dorchester’s nearest airport is Bournemouth Airport. Tourists will find Europcar car rental agency to be available at the airport, and private taxis are offered by Compass Cars. Tourists who wish to use public transportation can take a National Rail train from the airport to town.
This locale is home to two railway stations: the south railway station and west railway station. Taxis are readily available to tourists, as are Wilts and Dorset operated buses.
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