Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. A small market town, Dorchester holiday lettings are a very attractive option and starting point for discovering the rest of the county.
Dorchester holiday cottages – Things to see & do during your stay
The town and its surrounding area is perfect for outdoor activities such as walking. Why not book a holiday home Dorset with your walking group and have a walking holiday. Aside from that, there is plenty to see in the town. The Town Pump is a central point in Dorchester. The Corn Exchange is also a distinctive feature of the town. The clock tower is also a remarkable building. Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, is a nice way to experience the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Likewise, for history and indeed archeology buffs, the Roman Town House is an extraordinary preservation from the 4th century. There is so much to do here, but if you want to explore more of the county, Charminster, a village which is, well, charming, is within walking distance. There are even holiday cottages there, so it could be worth staying and getting the best of both worlds. Slightly further afield, Lyme Regis is a truly inspirational town with a wonderful coastline and is just a short 45 minute drive away.
Stay in August and get an authentic cultural feel for… France!?
Book a Dorchester holiday cottage in August, and you could visit the French Market which takes place annually on August bank holiday. If the French cultural experience has captured your imagination enough to want to have an even more authentic look into the country, hope on the boat and rent a holiday home in Bayeux, Normandy, Dorchester's twin town in France and home of course to the iconic Bayeux tapestry.