Places to stay in Dorchester, Dorset

We currently have 42 accommodations in and around Dorchester with other regional listings available for Guest Houses, Campsites, Chalets, Hotels and other properties. You can filter listings by the available types:

The beautiful market town of Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. It is steeped in history and culture and boasts great places to visit, shop and eat. No holiday in Dorset would be complete without a visit to this fascinating town and its 6000 years of history. Local dining options include The Junction, Pizza Express, Napper's Mite Restaurant, and Cote Brasserie.

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the town are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby campgrounds and RV parks. If you are travelling in the area, Dorchester is located close to Wincanton Racecourse, Cranborne, Fjb Haven Hotel, Stour Provost and Rollington Hill.

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Photograph of Bay Tree House, Dorchester

The Bay Tree House

Nicola and Gary Cutler would like to welcome you to their family run bed and breakfast within a few minutes walk of the historic town of Dorchester in Dorset. They offer High Quality Bed and Breakfast Accomodation in relaxed and luxurious surroundings and have recently been awarded an AA 4 Star .....

Photograph of Lyons Gate Caravan & Camping Park, Dorchester

The Lyons Gate Caravan & Camping Park

Lyons Gate caravan, camping and country park is a friendly run holiday park which is set in the beautiful county of Dorset. A peacefully tranquil modern park and yet only a 30 minute drive to the coast. The park is fully equiped with excellent facilities for Tourers, Tents and Motor Homes .....

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The Aquila Heights Guest House

Quiet location with excellent views towards Maiden Castle, Iron Age hill fort and an excellent Breakfast Menu designed to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements using finest local produce whenever possible. Served cooked to order from 7-9am Free Wi-Fi. Free Car Park. No yellow lines or .....

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The Bramlies Bed & Breakfast

Whether you require B & B accommodation for business or for pleasure we look forward to giving you a very warm welcome to Bramlies. We provide an excellent service and comfortable accommodation, with rooms that are newly decorated for 2010 (pictures not updated yet!). Treat yourselves to a .....

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The Field Farmhouse

Situated in the village of Godmanstone, these recently and beautifully renovated B & B rooms and Traditional Dorset cottages adjoin the old three storey farmhouse with breathtaking views from every window. Karen & Kevin Phillips welcome you to the Field Farmhouse bed and breakfast & self .....

Photograph of Yellowham Farmhouse, Dorchester

The Yellowham Farmhouse

Yellowham Farmhouse offers spacious & well appointed en-suite bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities. All the rooms have remote control colour TV/DVD, Wi-Fi Internet access, clock radio, hairdryer and central heating. Guests have their own private sitting room with comfortable chairs and .....

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The Westwood House Hotel

Centrally located in the historic county town of Dorchester, Westwood House is an attractive Georgian property built in 1815 by Lord Ilchester we believe for his coachmen. Converted to a town house guest house and personally run by resident owners Tom & Demelza Stevens, the accommodation offers .....

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The Duck House

Duck House is an elegant Regency townhouse, situated in the very heart of Roman Dorchester, off a quiet road with off street parking. This family house is arranged over three floors offering two double, south facing bedrooms (one with en-suite facilities) and a lovely separate dining room where .....

More about the areas accommodations and tourism

Dorchester was an important town in Roman times then became a thriving Saxon mint during the 10th century, before becoming a Roundhead stronghold during the English Civil War. Much of the town was destroyed by fire in the 17th and 18th centuries and most of the buildings visible today date from Georgian times.

Maiden Castle, one of the largest and most impressive Iron Age hill forts in Europe, is located just 2km to the south west of Dorchester. The first settlement here was some time around 4000 BC and over the following 3000 years the settlement grew, and with it came a succession of larger and grander earthworks. The fort defences that are visible today date from around 800 BC when the Iron Age Celtic tribe, the Durotriges, were at the height of their power. Maiden Castle was almost certainly their capital until the Roman conquest of around 60 AD.

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Nearby towns

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Closed, unlisted or renamed properties

  • Tarkaville located at 30 Shaston Crescent closed or delisted.
  • Best Western Kings Arms Hotel located at 30 High Street closed or delisted.
  • Sandyholme Holiday Park located at Moreton Road - may now be known as Sandy Holme Holiday Park.
  • Victoria Hotel located at 33 Maud Road closed or delisted.