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Dorchester

On the banks of the River Frome sits Dorchester, the county town of Dorset. A popular and historic market town, Dorchester is nestled just South of the Dorset Downs and less than 8 miles away from the seaside town of Weymouth and the Dorset coast.

The busy town centre’s focal point is the Town Pump and impressive clock tower surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. There’s a French Market that is held annually every August, which attracts locals and visitors alike and a number of historic walks that start off in the centre of town. The nearby Tank museum will be a guaranteed hit with the kids.

Dorchester has a long and rich history; being occupied since Roman times and contributing to its cultural identity over the years. Visitors can explore this history through the excellent themed walks around town, which tell a fascinating historical tale. Visit the Roman ruins of Maiden Castle, one of the most significant Roman sites in the UK and the Dinosaur Museum is an absolute must for children and adults alike. There are a number of other historical but fun sights and locations in the area that make the town a great choice for a family holiday, such as the Tutankhamen Exhibition.

To find accommodation in the area see our selection of holiday cottages in Dorchester and start planning your holiday now. Dorchester has an abundance of activities and sights for fun-filled family breaks, a week of exploring the history in the area, or an indulgent week of restaurant meals and shopping trips.
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56 cottages are available
  • West Stafford, near Dorchester×

    Tenantrees Stable

    West Stafford, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    In an ideal country location, just 2½ miles away from the county town of Dorchester and 6 miles from...

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  • Cerne Abbas×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in...

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  • Piddletrenthide×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

    Lying in the...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Bradford Peverell, near Dorchester×

    Treetops

    Bradford Peverell, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 28066
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    In the delightful village of Bradford Peverell, this self-contained cottage, and the wing of the owner’s...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Dewlish×
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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This cosy and beautifully presented studio cottage adjoins the owners 16th century country house. Set in a small...

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  • Piddletrenthide, nr. Dorchester×

    The Pippins Annex

    Piddletrenthide, nr. Dorchester

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    Ref: 31012
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Situated in the delightful Piddle Valley (AONB) in Thomas Hardy’s country, just 8 miles from the popular town...

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  • Dorchester×

    Dove Cottage

    Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine


    Situated in the heart of the lovely county town of Dorchester, this terraced cottage for two, offers a...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Tincleton, near Dorchester×

    Clyffe Dairy Cottage

    Tincleton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Clyffe Dairy Cottage lies in a great location, on a working farm, situated in the quiet Dorset village of Tincleton,...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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