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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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62 cottages are available
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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

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

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  • Lower Bockhampton×

    The Old Post Office

    Lower Bockhampton

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    Ref: 15262
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This picturesque 18th century thatched cottage nestles within the charming hamlet of Lower Bockhampton, the setting...

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  • Frampton, near Dorchester×

    The Elbow

    Frampton, near Dorchester

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

    This 16th-century, thatched, holiday cottage, with an original Tudor plasterwork ceiling, lies in the Frome Valley,...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - 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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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - 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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  • Warmwell, near Dorchester×

    The Hive

    Warmwell, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 24682
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Coast within 5 miles

    Shared indoor heated swimming pool on site

    This lovely detached, wooden holiday cabin is set in a quiet spot on...

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  • Alton Pancras, near Dorchester×

    Bookham Court - Little Coombe

    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC790
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Bookham Court lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with panoramic views over the Blackmore Vale, in the heart...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - 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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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - 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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  • Maiden Newton, near Dorchester×

    Mi Tyme

    Maiden Newton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC614
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    This terraced cottage, formerly one of the village stores dating back to the 1830s, sits in the centre of...

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  • Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester×

    Mill Cottage

    Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 29080
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    In the village of Winterbourne Steepleton, only 3 miles from Dorchester with its many attractions, and within easy...

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  • Tolpuddle×

    Hammett Cottage

    Tolpuddle

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    Ref: 29682
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    This well-appointed, semi-detached, period, holiday cottage, dating back to the 1850s, is situated in the...

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