44 Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester DT1 2ES
01305 267145

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Wednesday 01 May 2024

Places to Eat Out in Dorchester

Our guests' recommendations for eating out in and around Dorchester

Thursday 02 July 2020

What We've Done to be Covid Safe

We've made a few updates to our guest house so that we can still look after our guests in our usual friendly, personalised way, but also do it in a way which keeps our guests and ourselves safe.

Thursday 10 October 2019

Charity Fundraising Total

The results of our fundraising this summer.

Sunday 19 May 2019

Charity Fundraising, Summer 2019

Our plans to rsaise money for some derserving causes during our preak summer season.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

2019 Refurbishments Completed

A quick look at the 3 bedrooms we've refurbished this year, and we've redecorated the breakfast room too.

Sunday 10 February 2019

Why We Love Dorset Food

We love using Dorset food in our breakfasts. Here are the reasons why.

Monday 04 February 2019

Dorchester in Winter

Dorchester is still a great place to visit in winter. We list some of our highlights.

Friday 17 August 2018

Aquila Heights joins the Dorset Food & Drink Community

We've recently joined the Dorset Food & Drink community, to help promote all of the wonderful growers, producers and places to eat across our county.

Friday 11 May 2018

Dorchester's Newest Attraction

Dorchester's Shire Hall has re-opened to the public as an historic courthouse museum, following an extensive refurbishment.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

It's a Natural History Adventure in Dorchester!

Our visit to Dippy the Diplodocus at the Dorset County Museum

Monday 01 January 2018

Jurassic Coast Business Partners

We are pleased to announce that Aquila Heights is now supporting the Jurassic Coast Trust as a business partner.

Thursday 14 September 2017

The Lost Village of Tyneham

A beautiful and thought-provoking day at Lulworth Ranges and the "lost village" of Tyneham

Thursday 17 August 2017

A Short History of Aquila Heights

The history of our guest house

Tuesday 01 August 2017

10 Reasons Why Dorchester is Special

Dorchester is a special place! Here are the 10 reasons why we think so.

Tuesday 18 July 2017

A Very Special Wedding at Aquila Heights

The lovely story behing the wedding group we recently hosted

Friday 14 July 2017

Maumbury Rings - Dorchester's Multipurpose Ancient Monument

The varied, and often gruesome, history of Maumbury Rings, the ancient monument in the centre of Dorchester 

Monday 19 June 2017

Our Favourite Drive from Dorchester

Our favourite drive from Dorchester via West Bay, Abbotsbury and Hardy's Monument

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Three Museums in Dorchester

Our look at three top museums in Dorchester

Tuesday 16 May 2017

A short history of Maiden Castle

You can see Maiden Castle from many of our guest bedrooms. We've written a short history.

Monday 01 May 2017

Our First Year

A look back at some of the highlights of our first year at Aquila Heights B&B in Dorchester, Dorset

Wednesday 01 March 2017

Getting Aquila Heights Ready for Your Visit to Dorchester

Our Winter refurbishment of our two superior double/twin rooms, Room 3 and Room 5

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Aquila Heights Newsletter

Our Winter newsletter - winter improvements, latest news from Dorchester, 2017 booking

Friday 24 February 2017

National Trust Properties Near Dorchester Now Open All Year

We reveiw the NT properties near Dorchester - Hardy's Cottage, Max Gate and Clouds Hill. All three are now open 7 days a week in the summer, with the two Hardy properties also open Thu-Sun during the winter.

Sunday 08 January 2017

A Trip to Portland Bill

Photos from Portland Bill on a gorgeous winter's day

Sunday 04 December 2016

New Bathroom for Room 3

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Dippy the Diplodocus is Coming to Dorchester!

The iconic skeleton, currently at the National History Muesum is coming to Dorchester in Spring 2018

Monday 31 October 2016

Our First Six Months

Our thoughts on our first Summer at Aquila Heights

Thursday 27 October 2016

Sleeping Comfortably at Aquila Heights

New pillows and duvets for guests

Monday 26 September 2016

Under New Ownership

New owners of Aquila Heights in April 2016

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A 10 Star B&B
This guest house is amazing, Perfect is every way. Friendly and helpful owners. The breakfast choice is unbelievable something for everyone whatever their tastes. In walking distance of the town, buses and railway stations. Very near a good choice of eateries for the evening meals. An excellent base for exploring Dorset after a good nights sleep.

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