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Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel

32 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (114 reviews)

Located in the heart of Dorchester, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military …

£62
The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
The Brace of Pheasants - Inn

Plush, Dorchester DT2 7RQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (95 reviews)

Situated in Dorchester, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Badger Watch Dorset, Cerne Abbas Giant, and Dorset Teddy Bear …

£115
The Greyhound Inn
The Greyhound Inn

26 High St, Dorchester DT2 9PD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated in Dorchester, this inn is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Cerne Abbas Giant and within 9 mi (15 km) of Badger Watch Dorset and …

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Bay Tree House - B&B
Bay Tree House - B&B

4 Athelstan Road, Dorchester DT1 1NR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (109 reviews)

Situated in Dorchester, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Dinosaur Museum, Max Gate, and Hardy Literary …

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George Albert Hotel
George Albert Hotel

Wardon Hill Farm, Dorchester DT2 9PW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (96 reviews)

Located in Frome Saint Quinton, this hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Cerne Abbas Giant and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mapperton …

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The Ilchester Arms Hotel
The Ilchester Arms Hotel
1.3 mi from Dorchester
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated in Weymouth, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Abbotsbury Children's Farm and St. Catherine's Chapel. Abbotsbur …

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Best Western Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Hotel Rembrandt
3.2 mi from Dorchester
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (159 reviews)

Located in Radipole, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Weymouth Marina, and Radipole Lake Natur …

£68
B&B Weymouth
B&B Weymouth
3.9 mi from Dorchester
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Located in Radipole, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Weymouth Marina, Deep Sea Adventure, and Weymouth …

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Aaran Guesthouse
Aaran Guesthouse
4 mi from Dorchester
3.0 out of 5.0

With direct access to the beach, this Rodwell guesthouse is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Weymouth …

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
15.7 mi from Dorchester
4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1,160 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

£29

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Pocket Guide: Dorchester

Dorchester is an historic market town located about an hour from the A303 and within an hour and a half of Exeter. Birthplace of the world-famous author, Thomas Hardy, its picturesque streets and the surrounding countryside have inspired painters and poets throughout the centuries. With excellent attractions, superb dining and eclectic shopping to be found, the town has more than enough to satisfy visitors at any point in the calendar. There's plenty of accommodation, with Christchurch hotels ranging from well-appointed B&Bs and quiet country inns, to contemporary buildings and sprawling lodges.

A Town with Heritage: Hotels in Dorchester

The Romans were the first to found Dorchester, although the area had been peopled with Stone Age farmers for thousands of years prior to their arrival. Evidence of pre-Roman Dorchester can be found in attractions such as the mysterious Maumbury Rings. As Dorchester blossomed into a market town, it shifted its industrial attentions from the world of wool to brewing; something that it is still well known for. Much of the accommodation in Dorchester reflects its heritage; the Fox Inn in Ansty is over 250 years old and offers character in spades.

Family Days Out and Family-Friendly Hotels

There's plenty for families to see and do, making Dorchester an ideal destination for those travelling with children. The Dinosaur Museum offers an interactive and exciting look at the area's past and, with the beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth a short drive away, there's ample opportunity for budding collectors to find their own fossils! Alternatively, The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is a great attraction for those with younger children. You'll find plenty of family friendly-hotels in Dorset, such as the Westwood Guest House and the George Albert Hotel.

Romantic Dorchester

Having served as Hardy's Casterbridge, Dorset is practically marinated in romance, making it ideal for those looking to tie the knot. There are a number of hotels, such as the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, that are licensed wedding venues and offer the perfect backdrop to your Big Day. In addition, having your guests staying on-site means that the celebrations needn't be cut short by those who need to get home before the night is done.

Dorchester is a sublime town to visit, whatever the weather and whatever your purpose. With plenty of Dorchester hotels to suit virtually any budget, it's the perfect way to make the most of your time there.

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