Dorchester and The Local Area
Dorchester was the Roman's Durnovaria and the inspiration for Thomas Hardy's Casterbridge in his county of Wessex. It now offers a wealth of family attractions, excellent shopping and delicious eateries amongst the historic buildings and museums.
Weymouth with all the attractions and amenities expected of a premier seaside resort is just 10 minutes south by train or try the frequent bus service. Weymouth's 'Park & Ride' is en route
Enjoy a visit to our local animal park set in the gardens and parkland grounds of Kingston Maurward House. Nearby is Athelhampton, a most attractive 15th Century manor house with beautiful architectural gardens open Monday-Thursday. Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is a 20-25 minute drive away near Wool
World Heritage Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site offers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline and forms a major part of the South West Coastal Path
The Lulworth coastline is an amazing collection of geological treasures, featuring caves, arches, stacks and blowholes. The natural features formed by the interaction of weather and the sea have formed the stunning coastline that we see today.