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Archaeology, natural history, and geology of Dorset. Local and agricultural history displays....
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If you’re searching for a day out to a town that’s full of character, then Dorchester won’t disappoint.
Big name stores, chef-led restaurants, cafes, bars and bistros, museums, attractions, glorious gardens, river walks and a Roman Town House, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Dorset’s county town.
Dorchester is world famous for its strong connection with the writer and poet Thomas Hardy.
Dorchester is of course the ‘Casterbridge’ featured in his novels and you will find references to Hardy throughout the town.
You can visit his cottage birthplace at nearby Higher Bockhampton and his sophisticated Victorian townhouse on the outskirts of town, Max Gate. Both properties are owned by the National Trust.
There are plenty of other attractions in the town to see too including museums dedicated to Tutankhamun, Teddy Bears, Military History and more!
A vibrant new quarter to Dorchester brings a Covent Garden feel to the town.
Named after its roots, this is where Eldridge Pope brewed their famous ales from 1880 to the late 1990s.
Today, Brewery Square is a popular shopping a leisure destination where modern restaurants, cafes, bars, brasseries and one of Dorchester’s two cinemas provide entertainment.
It’s a great spot for busy parents to take time out as their children enjoy splashing in the fountains.
The mid 90s brainchild of Prince Charles has become a stylish, eco-friendly ‘model’ village quite unlike anywhere else.
Its quintessential English charm has to be experienced to be believed where grand imposing mansions mix with homely traditional cottages.
It is home to an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and businesses that you simply won’t find anywhere else.
Whether you’re looking for high-end fashion, unique and exquisite gifts or some of the best food and drink retailers in Dorset, Poundbury has them all.
We’ve only just scratched the surface!
If you’re intrigued to find out more about Dorchester’s horrible histories, what events go on in the town, where to grab a bite to eat and more importantly where you can stay, follow the links below...
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