Dorchester day trip

Dorchester day trip

A historic county market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome and has it's roots deep in Roman history.

Dorchester, Dorset for the day


Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England with a population of 19,000. It is situated between the towns of Poole and Bridport on the A35 trunk route. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 7 miles (11 km) south. Dorchester was the home and inspiration of the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town.


Dorchester has it's roots deep in Roman history with many exhibits to be seen in the County Museum, but to get a feel for the real thing take a walk around Maumbury Rings, the town's Roman Ampitheatre or a look at the well preserved excavations of a Roman Town House in the grounds of County Hall.

With its fascinating history and location in one of the finest parts of Dorset, Dorchester has a blend of modern and old with shopping outlets to suit most tastes and pockets, it's well worth a visit.


All the museums are in the centre of the town of Dorchester, within easy walking distance of each other! A Gold Saver Pass is available to purchase which included entry to: The Teddy Bear Museum, Dinosaur Museum, The Terracotta Warriors, The Mummies Exhibition, The Tutankhamun Exhibition.


Market Day - Wednesday.


Depart for Home Approx. 17.30

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Weston Borough Arms Sth Outside the Borough Arms Bus Shelter
Locking Road
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle - Bunnings South Worle - Bridge Farm Opposite Argos/Bunnings Bus St
New Bristol Road
Worle - P/Green South Worle - Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Opposite side of Road to Summer Lane Bus Shelter
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