Holiday Cottages in Dorchester
Holidays in Dorchester
A historic market town which lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley just south of the Dorset Downs. The County town of Dorchester was also made famous by the works of Thomas Hardy, who used the county as the principal setting for his novels.
Dorchester’s roots stem back to prehistoric times. The earliest settlements were around Maiden Castle, a large Iron Age hill fort that was one of the most powerful settlements in pre-Roman Britain. The remains of the Roman wall surrounding the town can still be seen today. The County Museum harbourers many Roman finds and is well worth a visit.
The lively new development of Brewery Square has a wealth of restaurants bars and shops and an outdoor big screen cinema area, well worth bearing in mind for those evenings you don’t want to cook!
There is a weekly farmers market, Teddy bear museum, The Keep Military Museum, Borough gardens to explore and parks for the children, the town of Dorchester is sure to provide something for everyone.
The Dorset County Show is also held annually in September and attracts thousands of visitors. A full day of equestrian and outdoor events along with many country trade stands. There is a wide range of displays which can be enjoyed by all including the Bulldog Lings motor stunt team fresh from Britain’s Got Talent.
Kingston Maurwood Gardens and Animal Park.
Kingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy’s Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The gardens include grand floral displays, stone terraces, topiary, a lake and temple. The Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of animals – small medium and large. You will easily be able to spend a day exploring a definitely worth packing a picnic to enjoy in the idyllic surroundings.
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