Dorchester attractions

Dorchester attractions

DorchesterFrom Dorchester you can explore the beautiful scenery of the South Downs, the museums, castles, historic houses and ancient monuments of the area, and the market towns and villages of the south of England. Dorset boasts rolling hills, glorious countryside and sandy beaches along a beautiful coastline. Dorchester is the county town, situated in the south of the county, about 130 miles from London.

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Attractions Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF. The fort was built in 1860 to protect Portland's harbour, which was then becoming an important Royal Navy base. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used by the British and Americans. Location: About 7 miles south of Dorchester.

Nothe Fort

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Attractions Brewer's Quay, Weymouth. Tel: 01305 777622. Re-developed Victorian Brewery, in the Old Harbour now housing the award winning Time Walk and indoor Shopping Village. Admission charges apply to the Time Walk Museum. Location: About 7 miles south of Dorchester.

Brewer's Quay

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Attractions Jordan Hill Roman Temple, Weymouth. The foundations of a 4th-century Romano-Celtic temple. English-Heritage. Location: About 7 miles south of Dorchester.

 Jordan Hill Roman Temple

Attractions Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ. Tel: 01305 262366 (Custodian). Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. National Trust. Charges apply. About 2 miles east of Dorchester.

Hardy's Cottage

Attractions The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester, Dorset. A spectacular re-creation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures. The current exhibition of Tutankhamun follows the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition which was shown in London at the British Museum in 1972. Location: In the centre of Dorchester.

 The Tutankhamun Exhibition

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