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Dorchester is a countryside town that is full of history and intrigue. Any visitor with a taste for British history will certainly enjoy a trip to the town as it is home to the Dorset County Museum. Standing alongside many modern developments you will be able to discover some ancient sites and ruins as you stroll around the town, as well as a variety of fantastic attractions.

The town centre has a variety of lovely shops, cafés and restaurants as well as traditional pubs meaning eating out is a lovely experience and one that you can make the most of during your holiday in Dorchester. If you would like to get out and about, walking around the town and taking in the sights is a wonderful way to spend the day. You can also follow the River Frome for a great waterside walk and maybe take in Borough Gardens for some peace and tranquillity.

Famous novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy was a fan of the town and even based his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge on Dorchester. You too can also be inspired by the charm of this traditional Dorset town; head to the Town Pump and embark on one of the four popular walks that encompass some of Dorchester’s interesting heritage.

The countryside too has its share of history; from Maiden Castle to the Maumbury Rings, history comes alive in the surrounding green hills and pastures. Dorchester famously has a well preserved Roman Villa which is close to the town centre and gives an insight into how long Dorchester has been in existence. The town also has a strong heritage of British law and you can actually take a tour of the Old Crown Court and Cells, a grim but fascinating thing to do.

If you happen to stay during the August Bank Holiday then you won’t want to miss the colourful French Market which fills the town. Admire and taste a selection of some of the finest local French produce, making sure to take a treat for later back to your accommodation in Dorchester.

Famous novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy was a fan of the town and even based his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge on Dorchester.

Dorchester has a variety of places to relax and indulge so for good food, some pampering, a little health and beauty therapy or an indulgent place to stay, a Dorchester holiday will be fantastic. Combine this with a comfortable base from our wide variety of accommodation and you’ll have the makings of a wonderful holiday in Dorset.

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