Minterne Gardens
Minterne Gardens

The county town of Dorset with all the history and amenities that implies, Dorchester (Hardyís Casterbridge) has a handsome centre and fascinating attractions like the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, and just a mile or so away Maiden Castle... Read More

"Dorchester - A very agreeable town to live in"
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Dorchester Events

February
Maiden Newton Potato Day
Snowdrop Sundays at Mapperton
April
Animal Handling Day
May
Minterne Gardens Family Open Day
June
Dorchester Festival
July
Summer Ball
September
Antique Fair
Dorchester County Show
October
Halloween
Wedding Fair
November
Christmas Craft & Gourmet Food Fair
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Hotels in Dorchester - 40 places to stay

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Summer Lodge Hotel

Summer Lodge Hotel

Only two and a half hours away from London nestles Summer Lodge, a beautiful manor house built in 1789 right in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset - who himself designed the Drawing Room and ... More | Double Room: From £200 | visit website

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Acorn Inn

Acorn Inn

Quality coaching inn that Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Set in the picturesque village of Evershot, this lovely old stone-built Inn boasts worthy history. Log fires, beams, oak ... More | Double Room: £95 - £180 | visit website

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The Casterbridge

The Casterbridge
Our Georgian residence and concealed courtyard annex combine to provide a peaceful haven behind the bustling street scene of this pleasant and historic county town.

Breakfast, in dining-room or conservatory, is a generous affair from healthy ... More | Double Room: £99 - £110 | visit website
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The Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel

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Situated in Victoria Park, this hotel is within 5 minutesí walk of the town centre, close to the Dorchester bypass and adjacent to the county ... More

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Wessex Royale Hotel

Wessex Royale Hotel

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The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Dorchester. It has free Wi-Fi and an Š la carte restaurant with an RAC Rosette.
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Chapel House

Chapel House

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Malcolm Scholes welcomes visitors to the casual and informal atmosphere of Chapel House, where guests can unwind and enjoy the comforts of this converted chapel, read a book or relax ... More | Double Room: £70 | visit website

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Manor Hotel (The)

Manor Hotel (The)
The 'Country House Hotel by the Sea'. 16th century Manor House 500 yards from Chesil Beach with Jacobean oak panelling and flagstone floors. Set in rolling Dorset countryside and overlooking spectacular Chesil Beach and Lyme ... More | Double Room: From £60
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Black Dog

Black Dog
The Black Dog is situated in an historical village that was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is found on the A352 Dorchester to Wareham road a few miles from Dorchester. The pub has been ... More | visit website
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The Junction Hotel

The Junction Hotel

The Junction Hotel is a traditional six bedroom coaching inn, located in the heart of this traditional market town on Great Western Road. Dorchester is an historic market town best known for its links with ... More | visit website

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The Fox Inn

The Fox Inn

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Deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this inn offers excellent accommodation, food, and service in peaceful surroundings. The Fox Inn is perfect for walking tours and ideally placed to explore the ... More

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Fortunate indeed the child who first sees the light of day in that romantic town - Andrew Carnegie
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Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
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