Around & About


Dorchester is perfectly placed in the heart of Dorset. Surrounded by a designated Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty, stunning countryside and awe inspiring coastline – there is plenty to see and do.

Our partners at Love Dorchester provide a comprehensive history of Dorchester and its role in prominent local and world events on their website alongside a list of things to do and see in the town.

Photo Credits

A view towards the cottage from the garden at Hardy’s Birthplace, Dorset.

© National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
NTPL Commissioned (NTPL)

The upstairs Sitting room at Clouds Hill, Dorset

©National Trust Images/James Dobson
NTPL Commissioned (NTPL)