A market town located in Dorset, England, Dorchester enjoys a stunning position on the River Frome. With easy access to the A35 and A37 roads, the areas of Poole and Weymouth can be easily accessed.
With a rich and varied history, the town still has many architectural points of interest, including many Roman features. In the town are the foundations of a Roman town house, freely accessible near the County Hall. Also nearby are remains from an 8-mile Roman aqueduct and Maumbury Rings, an ancient British earthwork converted by the Romans for use as an amphitheatre.
The areas famous literary sons’ home is now a National trust property. Located 3 miles northeast of Dorchester. (01297 561 900)
Athelhampton House and Gardens
This beautiful home is one of Britain’s best medieval houses. The gardens here are magnificent, make sure you spend plenty of time roaming around them. Located 5 miles east of Dorchester. (01305 848 363)
Teddy Bear Musuem
As the name suggests everything is cute and cuddly, except the huge life-size ones that can be a bit scary.
These ruins are scattered around 3 miles over 20 hectares. Known to be Europe’s largest Iron Age fort. Located 1.5miles southwest of Dorchester.