Dorchester Area Guide

Where is Dorchester?


Dorchester can be found located between Poole and Bridport to the south of the Dorset Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Childhood home to Thomas Hardy and poet William Barnes, it is a cultural hub within a delightful location. With good transport connections and many attractive listed buildings lining the streets of this active town, there is plenty of things to do near Dorchester and the town provides a great place to explore and fall in love with. Steeped in history going back to the Roman times, Dorchester is the enchanting county town of Dorset. Bursting with culture there are many great places to visit within and nearby the town, including many museums and surrounding nature trails. 

Local features

Dorset County Museum
Max Gate - Thomas Hardy's Childhood Home
11th Century Church of St George
Maiden Castle
Keep Military Museum

Nearby Schools

St Osmund's CofE Middle School
The Prince of Wales School
St Mary's Catholic First School
Damers First School
The Thomas Hardye School

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