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Historic Market Towns in Dorset

Exploring the best Historic Market Towns to visit in Dorset, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Utterly delightful, a town of matchless elegance, of quintessentially English beauty, are but a few of the attributes to the fine Market town on the River Stour...

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Dorchester, Dorset

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.....

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Shaftesbury, Dorset

Shaftsbury is Dorset's only hill-top town, with its long history and good views it is particularly attractive to tourists...

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Sherborne, Dorset

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

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Sturminster Newton, Dorset

A small attractive Market Town in Dorset...

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Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Wimborne Minster is a magnificent Georgian town in the valley of the delightful River Stour...

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