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History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and countryside, this city attracts tourists with its museums and cafes. Top sights around the area include Weymouth Beach, Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Durdle Door.
Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Cerne Abbas Giant, Maumbury Rings, and Maiden Castle. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Weymouth Bay, Borough Gardens and Sculpture by the Lakes.
Outside the city, popular places to see include Weymouth Beach, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre, and Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, which is 11.4 mi/18.4 km away.
If you want to journey outside the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.