Dorchester

Dorchester is the County Town of Dorset. A market town with an undoubtedly long history, Dorchester has connections to Thomas Hardy, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Roman Britain, and today features a wide range of visitor attractions, independent retailers and eateries.

The Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Understand

Tourist Information Centre

Get in

A new park and ride service is now available, see National Park and Ride Directory

By train

Dorchester has two train stations, Dorchester South (rail links to stations to London) and Dorchester West (rail links to stations to Weymouth and Bristol) .

By bus

National Express Coaches stop at Dorchester.

Get around

Traveling around Dorchester in particular and West Dorset as a whole is easy by private or public transport.

See

Do

Come on a Wednesday and experience the lively atmosphere of market day in town. On the first Saturday of the month you can take a trip to Prince Charles' internationally renowned Poundbury and enjoy the Farmers' Market.

Buy

Local produce from the regular markets and farmers' markets in town. These are a great opportunity to discover local handcrafted and home-produced items and pick up a bargain!

Eat

Dorchester has a varied selection of restaurants, but is fairly limited in quality.

Drink

There are many excellent pubs and bars in the county town of Dorchester, so prepare to be spoilt for choice!

Sleep

Whether you are looking for a self-catering retreat, a hotel, bed and breakfast or guesthouse, an inn or a farm stay, there are options in and around Dorchester.

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