Dorchester in Dorset

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Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. A vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also a fantastic centre for visiting the area! Visit Dorchester’s museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee and eat great food.

Visitors find a town with one foot in the past and another firmly in the future, with some of this country’s best preserved Roman ruins moments away from a thriving high street and one of the most exciting current retail and residential re-development projects in the UK at Brewery Square.

There are some excellent attractions, including The Keep Military Museum, The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorset County Museum, the Teddy Bear Museum, Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park and The Dinosaur Museum.

There is so much for all to see and do in Dorchester. To plan your trip, why not download the Discover Dorchester app from  – “your personal TIC in your pocket”.

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Where to find Dorchester

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18.0 miles from Highlands End and Eype Beach

20.1 miles from Golden Cap

15.9 miles from Graston Copse

7.3 miles from Sandyholme

Dog friendly

Dog friendly

Disabled access


* Place data from Google, including opening times is correct at time of publication. We always recommend checking with the destination attraction.

Dorchester features in 1 of our itineraries...

A Cultural Day in Dorchester

Places to visit include Maiden Castle, Brewery Square, The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Teddy Bear Museum, The Keep Military Museum, The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester, among others

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