This refurbished Victorian house offers stylish comfort, close to Thomas Hardy's house.
A traditional pub offering 3 star accommodation in the lovely market town of Dorchester.
This comfy B&B is a home away from home, with good bus links and a central location in Dorchester.
Dorchester is a historic market town in Dorset, which sits on the banks of the River Frome. Close to Wymouth, it is famous for being the town that Thomas Hardy was born and lived in. With ample opportunity for picturesque walks, if you're in need of some fresh country air, head for a bed and breakfast in Dorchester.
There are a wealth of attractions in the area for history enthusiasts. Maiden Castle is the largest hillfort in England and sits within 45 acres of land just two miles south of Dorchester. From here, you can see the ruins of a Roman temple built in the 4th century and take in some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The Roman Town House is another fascinating historical site. It was discovered in the 1930s and visitors can take a guided or audio tour to hear about its history and discovery. Maumbury Rings is a Neolithic Henge and Roman Amphitheatre that was built around 1st Century AD. Just a few minutes from the town centre, it often hosts events during the summer months, such as the Dorchester Arts Festival.
Whether you're after a cheap, luxury or mid range B&B Dorchester will have something for you. There are ample opportunities to enjoy a stroll or a cycle along the river, with plenty of riverside footpaths making it easy to find your way. If you're brave enough, head out from your Dorchester b and b after dark for a ghost walk around the town. Borough Gardens, close to the centre of town, has beautiful flowerbeds, tennis courts and a childrens play area, perfect for a picnic or a day of relaxation. The gardens also have a bandstand and a bowling green, so there is lots to keep you amused.
If you're seeking a family friendly bed and breakfast Dorchester has much to offer, and there are a wealth of family friendly attractions in the immediate area and beyond. Dorset County Museum was founded in 1846 and is packed full of interactive exhibits and plenty of activities for children. It also contains an impressive collection of artefacts, glassware and pottery and the largest Hardy collection in the world. The Keep Military Museum offers an insight into the lives of local military personnel spanning the last 300 years, and contains weapons, uniforms and medals for visitors to loo at.
Use your B&B in Dorset as a base to explore the area.The World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast is within easy reach and the Dorset countryside has been named an Area of Outstanding Beauty, so take the time to discover its charms. You can go walking, cycling, riding, climbing and the coastline offers the chance to get in the water and partake in some watersports activities. If you like the sound of having all of this within a few hours reach of your guest house, Dorchester is for you.