Places to stay in Dorchester, Dorset
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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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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.
Other local Dorchester information.
- Longitude: -2°26'2.4395
- Latitude: 50°42'38.52
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Dorchester is close to:
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.