Self-catering holiday accommodation in Dorchester
Dorchester is world famous for its strong connection with the writer, Thomas Hardy, whose statue is located next to Dorchester high street and was commemorated in 1931. Dorchester offers a wide range of independent shops, restaurants, bars and bistros, not to mention glorious gardens, two cinemas and a Roman Town House. There’s also Brewery Square, a popular shopping and leisure destination with chain restaurants, cafes, bars, brasseries and a cinema to keep you busy.
This characterful town has a rich history dating back to the Iron Age. Visit the Dorset County Museum and the Keep Military Museum to learn about the town's heritage and don't miss a trip to Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum where you can find out about the grizzly history and trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. For something a little more serene, just a few miles out of Dorchester, you will find the elegant 15th-century Athelhampton House and garden, the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon. Sculpture by the Lakes is also just a short distance away.