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Delightful Mid-row Thatched Cottage in Beautiful Sleepy Dorset Village
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful Cottage
"Had a wonderful stay at Middle Cottage, was perfect home from home. Would definitely recommend"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Delightful Mid-row Thatched Cottage in Beautiful Sleepy Dorset Village
Marley House Bed & Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
Marley House, Dorchester, England
10.61 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Great place to stay, lovely friendly welcome and great advice on places to eat locally. Perfectly located for visiting Dorset's attractions. We'll definitely be back."

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Marley House Bed & Breakfast
The New Inn
3 out of 5
14 Long Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $139 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
3.57 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"Beautiful building in a beautiful place. Very friendly staff and great food and local beer. Perfect."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

The New Inn
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Bay Tree House
4 out of 5
4 Athelstan Road, Dorchester, England
The price is $113 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
3.62 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (242 reviews)
"Gary was a wonderful host. He was flexible with our check in, upgraded our room and cooked us a delicious breakfast!"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

Bay Tree House
Coach House Inn
3 out of 5
Winterbourne Abbas, Main Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $146 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
4.7 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (86 reviews)
"Everything about the Coach House Inn was superb. Great pub and food, lovely and efficient staff, nice, clean spacious room. We would certainly stay here again."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Coach House Inn
Westwood Guest House
4 out of 5
29 High West Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $151 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
3.11 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (153 reviews)
"Located in Centre of Town - easy access to all areas and also lots to do in the area"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Westwood Guest House
The Red Lion Hotel
3 out of 5
A352, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, England
The price is $172 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
10.25 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (130 reviews)
"The accommodation was vlean and modern even though the pub itself is probably over 100 years old. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and I would happily recommend Thd Red Lion as a base to explore south Dorset."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

The Red Lion Hotel
The Fox Inn
3 out of 5
Lower Ansty, Dorchester, England
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The price is $152 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
7.45 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (217 reviews)
The Fox Ansty
"Had excellent stay at the Fox lovely room well appointed very welcoming staff helpful and efficient nice restaurant good menu choice Good choice for Breakfast very nice setting very quiet area very rural and peaceful good walking area"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Fox Inn
The Brace of Pheasants
4 out of 5
Plush, Dorchester, England
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The price is $158 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
4.85 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (207 reviews)
"All staff are welcoming and friendly. Our room was separated from the main pub (converted from a barn). Very quiet and spacious. The bathtub is really nice and big. We would happily stay there again when we visit the area."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The Brace of Pheasants
The Fox & Hounds Inn
3 out of 5
Duck Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $126 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
5.68 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (13 reviews)
Traditional pub
"Good traditional pub very dog friendly good food and comfortable rooms lovely breakfast hosts were very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

The Fox & Hounds Inn
The Oak at Dewlish
3.5 out of 5
The Oak at Dewlish, Dorchester, England
The price is $119 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
6.42 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)
Simple and charming
"Lovely pub and room small but nice and practical. Wish we’d had diner there, food seemed nice. Great breakfast. Simple place but not disapointing."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

The Oak at Dewlish
The Countryman Inn
3.5 out of 5
East Knighton, Dorchester, England
The price is $159 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
10.39 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (102 reviews)
"We had a lovely stay here. Nice clean rooms, lovely food. It had on-site free parking and a nice pub garden. Staff were lovely and friendly and helped us with taxi numbers and info regarding visiting durdle door."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

The Countryman Inn
Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
26 High St, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, England
The price is $139 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
3.7 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (182 reviews)
"Very good food. Outstanding service."

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Greyhound Inn
The Brewers Arms
3 out of 5
Martinstown, Dorchester, England
The price is $132 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
4.42 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"Stayed for three nights, the room was large, comfortable and spotless with the added bonus of a fridge. The staff were excellent - friendly and welcoming and very helpful with suggestions for local places to visit. Both the in room breakfasts and the evening meals were excellent with a separate vegan ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The Brewers Arms
Bramlies
3 out of 5
107 Bridport Road, Dorchester, England
3.12 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Ideal stay
"Perfect"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Bramlies
The Manor House
3.5 out of 5
West Bexington, Dorchester, England
10.28 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Owners and staff in all areas friendly and very considerate. Food excellent and service brilliant. Hotel should be commended for making available five different dining areas for customers preference. Room was comfortable with a lovely view. Plan to revisit next year."

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

The Manor House
The Old School Room
3.5 out of 5
Manor Farm East Chelborough, Dorchester, England
9.92 mi from city center
The Old School Room
Yalbury Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, England
4.04 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
"Room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding quality and one of the best I have ever had at a hotel."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Yalbury Cottage
Tudor Cottage Bed & Breakfast Dorchester
4 out of 5
9 Dorchester Road, Frampton, Dorchester, England
2.75 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Absolutely amazing place to stay. The host Louise has absolutely everything covered and more. From home made marmalade and ketchup to open fire and a spotless perfect room. I highly recommend it, we look forward to staying again"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Tudor Cottage Bed & Breakfast Dorchester
Lux Apartment at Marley House
10.6 mi from city center
Lux Apartment at Marley House
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Visiting Dorchester

History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and rural, this city attracts tourists with its museums and coffeehouses. Top sights around the area include Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Corfe Castle.

  • There are 52 hotels and other accommodations in Dorchester
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Dorchester

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include The Keep Military Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, and Dorset Teddy Bear Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Roman Town House, Maumbury Rings, and Hardy's Cottage. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Borough Gardens, Sculpture by the Lakes, and Weymouth Bay.

In Dorchester, you'll find 52 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • The Brewers Arms - Our customers love the spacious and comfortable rooms at this inn. This 3-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar.
  • Westwood Guest House - Amenities at this 4-star guesthouse include free breakfast and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its WiFi and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center, and Corfe Castle, which is 19.4 mi/31.3 km away.

Getting Around Dorchester

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station, or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Dorchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 53°F and the nighttime average to be 35°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 70°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September averages 72°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 62°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 1.02 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 70°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 36°F

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