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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. 

Dorchester Attractions

  • Hardy’s Monument
  • Roman Town House
  • Dorchester’s Keep Military Museum

Dorchester Activities

  • 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

Dorchester Climate

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.

Hotels in Dorchester

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From US$131

1 BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

30 High Street Map

Providing all the modern facilities and conveniences, this property is an ideal place for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. GeneralYou can visit the city's attractions such as the Salisbury... More

From US$130

2 Wessex Royale Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5

32 High Street Map

Set in the very centre of the pretty historic market town of Dorchester, The Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester provides modern facilities for the business and leisure travellers. Area attarctions... More

From US$76

3 George Albert Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Wardon Hill Map

George Albert Hotel Dorchester is a family-owned haven that provides stylish accommodations and friendly service in this part of Dorset, United Kingdom. Aside from admiring the scenic countryside... More

From US$65

4 Hotel Mon Ami

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

143/145 The Esplanade Map

FREE Parking & Wifi

Whether in Weymouth for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the cosy spaces, welcoming ambience and convenient location of Hotel Mon Ami Weymouth. Aside from... More

From US$100

5 BEST WESTERN Hotel Rembrandt

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

12-18 Dorchester Road Map

Explore the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth with ease by booking a stay in the cosy and ideally located accommodations of Best Western Hotel Rembrandt Dorset. Apart from learning more about... More

6 The Countryman Inn

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Blacknoll Lane Map

A family pub in the heart of Thomas Hardy''''s Dorset.Our accommodation is keenly sought after as a convenient base from which to explore Dorset''''s beautiful countryside, coast and historical... More

7 Mallard House

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The Street Moreton Map

Offering comfortable units and convenient facilities, Mallard House makes for a suitable base for travellers seeking to explore Dorchester. Vacationers at this Dorset bed and breakfast can head to... More

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