What’s On in Dorchester

Find out What's On In Dorchester, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Dorchester, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Dorchester, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Dorchester, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Dorchester~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Dorchester such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Dorchester, you’ll find everything you need for your Dorchester holiday on What's On In Dorchester.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Dorchester

Attractions and Places to Visit in Dorchester

Dorchester was an important town in Roman times, then became a thriving Saxon mint during the 10th century, before becoming a Roundhead stronghold during the English Civil War. Much of the town was destroyed by fire in the 17th and 18th centuries and most of the buildings visible today date from Georgian times.

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Places to stay in Dorchester

Places to Stay in Dorchester

Dorchester has many stunning, beautiful Inns located in the outskirts and small villages surrounding the city. They offer spectacular insights into the peaceful lifestyle of English countryside.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

The beautiful market town of Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. It is steeped in history and culture and boasts great places to visit, shop and eat.

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~Food and Drinks in Dorchester~

Dorchester have a huge range of options for food and drink. Historic classic pubs, beautiful stylish restaurants, family friendly pubs, Chinese restaurants and takeaways, Indian & Italian restaurants, Cafes, Delis. The list goes on!

Food and Drinks in Dorchester

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Dorchester is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Côte Brasserie
Baba Restaurant in Dorchester

Cote’s commitment to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, requires sourcing ingredients of the highest quality.
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La Caverna Restaurant
La Caverna Restaurant Dorchester

For over 20 years we have been serving delicious, freshly made Italian food in the historical town of Dorchester. We hope to see you soon.
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Sienna Restaurant
Sienna Restaurant

Chef Marcus Wilcox has created a diverse menu which champions West Country produce and is complemented by an extensive wine list.

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The New Inn
The New Inn Dorchester

Our kitchen at the New Inn, West Knighton is run by one of the areas outstanding Chefs, John Shrigley. John has a great passion for food and is highly regarded.
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Dorchester~

Make sure to discover Dorchester’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Shopping & Fashion in Dorchester

Shopping & Fashion in Dorchester

Dorchester has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Dorchester

Health and Wellbeing in Dorchester

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Dorchester. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Dorchester’s best beauty salons.

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~Latest Dorchester Lifestyle & Culture News~

Dorchester Christmas Cracker goes all day.

Dorchester Christmas Cracker returns for 2021 with a new format.  Over the past 25 years the Cracker night has been …
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Dorset Chamber reaction to Winter Covid Plan

Following Prime Minister Johnson’s announcement yesterday (14th September), Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber chief executive, said: “Clearly we are not out …
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Businesses urged to attend innovation event

Dorchester businesses are being urged to attend an event to help them harness the power of cutting-edge technology. Innovation Driving …
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Dorchester is an attractive market town with most of its interesting buildings dating from the 18th century, Dorchester is quite conscious of its connections with novelist Thomas Hardy. Hardy attended school in Dorchester, and later settled in the town, living in the house he had built at Max Gate.

Dorchester has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Dorchester. Our What’s On Dorchester guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Dorchester. Check the latest events, news, exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Dorchester by checking out our News and Events page. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Dorchester or planning a longer holiday in Dorchester, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.