Attractions and Places to Visit in Dorchester
Dorchester was an important town in Roman times (when it was called Durnovaria), 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. Dorchester is lucky enough to have a large number of museums covering a wide range of topics – something for everyone. Various tours are available. Town Walking Tour – takes between 1 and 2 hours and includes ancient and Roman sites, Dorset celebrities and a visit to the Old Crown Court and Cells. Thomas Hardy Tours. Hardy Trail. Ghost tours.