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Dorchester overview

You can take in the local culture of Dorchester at The Keep Military Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. While here, check out other local sights like Roman Town House and Dorset Teddy Bear Museum. Whatever your interests are, Dorchester has something for you.

Where to stay in Dorchester

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Dorchester has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Dorchester with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Dorchester hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Dorchester hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Dorchester

Fly in to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from downtown Dorchester. London (LHR-Heathrow) is the next closest major airport, 100.3 mi (161.4 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Dorchester South Station
  • • Dorchester Moreton Station

What to see around Dorchester

Distinguished for its landmarks such as:
  • • Roman Town House
  • • Maumbury Rings
  • • Hardy's Cottage
  • • Cerne Abbas Giant
  • • Max Gate
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Borough Gardens
  • • Sculpture by the Lakes
Some recommended sights include:
  • • The Keep Military Museum
  • • Tutankhamun: The Exhibition
  • • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
  • • Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • • Dinosaur Museum

When to visit Dorchester

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 70°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 72°F day, 47°F night
  • • October-December: 62°F day, 38°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.31 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.20 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches