Minterne Gardens
Minterne Gardens

The county town of Dorset with all the history and amenities that implies, Dorchester (Hardy’s 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

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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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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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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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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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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 á la carte restaurant with an RAC Rosette.
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The George

The George

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The George is a family run friendly bed and breakfast and public house, set in the centre of Dorchester. We are close to all local amenities including both train ... More

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Kings Arms Hotel

Kings Arms Hotel

A well-known local landmark in the centre of Dorchester, the Kings Arms has excellent rooms with en suite bathrooms. The Best Western Kings Arms Hotel was built in 1720 and has many interesting and classical Georgian ... More | visit website

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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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Sydney Arms

Sydney Arms

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Set in the lovely market town of Dorchester in Dorset, the heart of Hardy County, this traditional English pub provides 5 newly-built letting rooms finished to a high standard. The Sydney Arms ... More

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The Poachers Inn

The Poachers Inn

Beautifully positioned in the little village of Piddletrenthide near Dorchester, The Poachers Inn has something for everyone. From the minute you walk through the door you can experience the traditional yet modern bar and restaurant ... 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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