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17 Dorchester Hotels and Guest Houses

Westwood House  4 stars
29 High W. St, Dorchester, DT1 1UP · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 268018
Score 9.5 from 270 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £74.00
Double from: £74.00
per room per night
Buzzards Beau  4 stars
East Wing Conygar House, Broadmayne, Dorchester, DT2 8LX · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 852788
Score 9.9 from 6 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £80.00
Double from: £80.00
per room per night
The Countryman Inn  4 stars
Blacknoll Lane, Dorchester, DT2 8LL · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 852666
Score 8.6 from 334 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £85.00
Double from: £85.00
per room per night
Wooden Cabbage House 
East Chelborough, Dorchester, DT2 0QA · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1935 83362
Score 9.7 from 30 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £105.00
Double from: £105.00
per room per night
High Mead  
10 Warmwell Rd, Crossways, Dorchester, DT2 8BS · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 852178
  Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £45.00
Double from: £65.00
per room per night
East Farm House B&B  2 stars
East Farm, Dorchester, DT3 4JN · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 871363
Score 8.6 from 133 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £75.00
Double from: £75.00
per room per night
The Junction Hotel by Marston's Inns  3 stars
Great Western Rd, Dorchester, DT1 1UF · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 755000
Score 7.7 from 168 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £90.00
Double from: £90.00
per room per night
Wessex Royale Hotel  3 stars
32 High W. St, Dorchester, DT1 1UP · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 262660
Score 8.4 from 491 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £62.10
Double from: £62.10
per room per night
Yalbury Cottage  5 stars
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8PZ · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 262382
Score 9.4 from 180 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £63.75
Double from: £63.75
per room per night
Summer Lodge Hotel  4 stars
Evershot, Dorchester, DT2 0JR · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1935 83424
Score 9.4 from 32 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £330.00
Double from: £330.00
per room per night
Little Court  5 stars
Westleaze, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 9PZ · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 261576
Score 9.5 from 169 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £101.15
Double from: £101.15
per room per night
Royal Yeoman B&B 
9 Dorchester Rd, Grimstone, Dorchester, DT2 9NA · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 261 145
Score 9.1 from 208 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £52.00
Double from: £52.00
per room per night
Beggar's Knap  4 stars
2 Weymouth Av, Dorchester, DT1 1QS · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 268191
Score 9.1 from 197 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £100.00
Double from: £100.00
per room per night
The Manor House 
Beach Rd, West Bexington, Dorchester, DT2 9DF · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1308 897616
Score 8.5 from 60 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £95.00
Double from: £95.00
per room per night
The Casterbridge  4 stars
49 High E. St, Dorchester, DT1 1HU · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1305 264043
Score 8.8 from 198 reviews Hotel BrochureHotel Detail
Single from: £75.65
Double from: £75.65
per room per night
The market town of Dorchester Dorset lies on the River Frome. Dating back into the prehistoric times the town has been the county town of Dorset since 1305. Today it is a bustling city with lots of culture and heritage for people to enjoy.

Just a few minutes from downtown is the Borough Gardens. Here visitors can enjoy a children's play area, two tennis courts, and a bowling green in addition to the many beautiful flowerbeds, bandstand and clock tower. This picturesque garden is a great way to enjoy the beauty of this quiet market town.

Visitors to Dorchester will enjoy touring the Maiden Castle. The Maiden Castle is the largest hillfort in England. Located around two miles (3.2 kilometers) south of the town of Dorchester but is worth the short trip out of town. Maiden Castle was founded over 3,000 years ago and houses a museum and the remains of a Roman temple that was constructed in the 4th century.

Another site that should be visited during your stay in Dorchester is the Roman town house. Built in the 4th century this home wasn't discovered until the 1930's during an excavation. This house is open to everyone to visit free of charge. This well preserved piece of history will give you a nice idea of what life might have been like back in the 4th century.

If you are in the area during the August Bank Holiday be sure to visit the French Market. During this three day weekend you can find many French flavors such as crepes, sausages, cheeses, breads, and sweets. You can also find things like leather goods and lots more.

Another historic site that should be seen is the Old Shire Hall. Located along High West Street this is the site of the old court house. In 1834 this was the site of the famous trail of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. These men were sent to prison in Australia for conspiracy when they tried to secure better wages for farm hands. Two years after they were sentenced they were pardoned and since then the old court room has become a monument to those men.

For those interested in a good ghost story as well as food then visit Judge Jeffreys. In the 1600s, George Jeffreys was a judge known for handing out death sentences to those he felt were supporters of a failed rebellion. In 1677 he visited the Dorchester area and lodged at 6High West Street which is now a restaurant named for the late Judge. It is believed that his ghost still haunts the area.

The famous author Thomas Hardy was also raised in this area. Max Gate, the home he designed and had built, is open for visitors. In this house Hardy wrote many of his now famous novels. Visitors can see the home and many pieces of his furniture. His study, however, has been relocated and recreated in the Dorset County Museum.

Dorchester is home to many historical sites and outdoor beauty for visitors to enjoy.


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