Dorset
Dorchester
Interesting
Dorchester The Essential
Interesting
In the 1C AD, the Romans built the settlement of Durnovaria on the great London-Exeter route. Today, Dorchester has fine 17C houses, with many façades modified in the 19C, thus making for a varied appearance. This spirit of diversity is also in evidence on the modern and controversial Poundbury estate, which continues to grow on the town's outskirts.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Dorchester
Maiden Castle
Maiden Castle
Occupying around twenty hectares, Maiden
90 minutes
Dorset Country Museum
Dorset Country Museum
A splendid Victorian gallery, with
60 minutes
South Street
South Street
South Street, Dorchester's main shopping
15 minutes
Monument commémoratif de Thomas Hardy
Monument commémoratif de Thomas Hardy
Eric Kennington's 1931 Thomas Hardy
15 minutes