Dorchester Day Trip
Dorchester, Dorset for the day
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England with a population of 19,000. It is situated between the towns of Poole and Bridport on the A35 trunk route. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 7 miles (11 km) south. Dorchester was the home and inspiration of the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town.
Dorchester has it's roots deep in Roman history with many exhibits to be seen in the County Museum, but to get a feel for the real thing take a walk around Maumbury Rings, the town's Roman Ampitheatre or a look at the well preserved excavations of a Roman Town House in the grounds of County Hall.
With its fascinating history and location in one of the finest parts of Dorset, Dorchester has a blend of modern and old with shopping outlets to suit most tastes and pockets, it's well worth a visit.
All the museums are in the centre of the town of Dorchester, within easy walking distance of each other! A Gold Saver Pass is available to purchase which included entry to: The Teddy Bear Museum, Dinosaur Museum, The Terracotta Warriors, The Mummies Exhibition, The Tutankhamun Exhibition.
Market Day - Wednesday.
Depart for Home Approx. 17.30
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.