Did you know...Thomas Hardy was born just outside of Dorchester?

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and overlooks the River Frome. Close to Weymouth and Bridport, Dorchester is an historic market town with a fascinating past and connections with several famous figures. Holidays in Dorchester are perfect for family breaks, walking holidays and time away with friends – whatever your perfect pastime, Dorset is the ideal place to enjoy it.

Ratty's Trail

This circular walk starts from Dorchester and it was carefully designed to showcase the area’s wildlife. The River Frome is an important habitat for all kinds of species, and the walk is a great way for visitors to Dorset to get an idea of just how key it is to the animals that call it home. This picturesque Dorchester walk...

Roman Town House

The grounds of County Hall are home to a famous Dorchester attraction, the Roman Town House. Described by Tony Robinson as “the best example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the country” the remains of the house were unearthed during an archaeological dig in 1937 and have offered a fascinating insight into what life was like in Roman...
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