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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.
- There are 77 hotels and other accommodation options in Dorchester
- The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre
Sightseeing and Staying in Dorchester
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.
Getting around Dorchester
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.
Dressing for Dorchester
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 12°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
- From April to June, temperatures average about 21°C during the day and 4°C at night
- July to September averages 22°C during the day and 9°C at night
- Between October and December, the average temperature is 16°C during the day and 3°C at night
- Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735.20 millimetres
- Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 2°C
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