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a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

Countryside, Dorset
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About Dorchester

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. On the outskirts of the town you will find Hardy’s birthplace and family home in Higher Bockhampton. Dorchester is a fine place to shop, with many boutiques and some larger names too. In one of Dorchester's historic streets you'll also find the lodging house of the infamous Judge Jeffrey's, also known as 'the hanging judge' who presided over the legendary Bloody Assize that followed Monmouth’s defeat at Sedgemoor.

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Hotels & Accommodation in Dorchester

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The Old Ship Inn in Dorchester, Dorset, England

The Old Ship Inn

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
During the week, The Old Ship Inn is a picturesque traditional pub and on Friday and Saturday nights it transforms into a lively venue for karaoke, DJs, and live bands until late into the night....
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The Old Tea House in Dorchester, Dorset, England

The Old Tea House

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Built in 1635, The Old Tea House provides bed and breakfast in one of Dorchester’s oldest houses. With free Wi-Fi, this Dorset guest house serves homemade food including a full cooked breakfast....
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Dove Cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, England

Dove Cottage

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Dove Cottage is a holiday home set in Dorchester, 39 km from Bournemouth. The unit is 12 km from Weymouth. An oven and a toaster can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom....
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Lantern House in Dorchester, Dorset, England

Lantern House

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Overlooking Borough Gardens in central Dorchester, Lantern House offers elegant rooms and a range of breakfast options. This Dorset guest house has free parking and WiFi and is just 4 minutes’ walk ...
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The Junction Hotel by Marston's Inns in Dorchester, Dorset, England3 stars

The Junction Hotel by Marston's Inns

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
A 3-minute walk from Dorchester West Train Station, The Junction is a Marston’s Inn offering bed and breakfast in this historic Dorset town. Stylishly furnished rooms have free Wi-Fi and the ground...
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Bay Tree House in Dorchester, Dorset, England4 stars

Bay Tree House

Dorchester, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 1.0 km)
Situated just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Dorchester, the family-run Bay Tree House offers free Wi-Fi and free onsite parking, the award-winning property also boasts a restaurant an...
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The Gamekeeper in Charminster, Dorset, England

The Gamekeeper

Charminster, Dorset, England (1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction NW)
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Dorchester West Station(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Dorchester South Station(0.5 miles, 0.9 km)
Bournemouth Airport(27.1 miles, 43.7 km, direction E)
M5 Junction 25(34.4 miles, 55.4 km, direction NW)
M5 Junction 24(36.2 miles, 58.2 km, direction NW)
Exeter Airport(43.1 miles, 69.4 km, direction W)
Dorchester to London(114.6 miles, 184.4 km, direction NE)