I only have two hours in Dorchester. What is there to do?
How to spend a morning or afternoon on Dorchester
There is so much to enjoy for visitors in Dorchester with just a couple of hours to spare.
Visit the Borough gardens, laid out at the end of the 19th Century, encourage the little ones to make use of the play area and enjoy refreshments in the Kiosk cafe.
Follow one of the many circular town walks (See the Town walks entries in the See and Do section) or follow one of the walks displayed on the information board by the town pump in Cornhill.
Visit one of the World Attractions Exhibitions – Dinosaur, Tutankhamun, Mummies, Teddy Bears or Terra Cotta warriors exhibitions.
For Adults and couples
If you are a fan of Thomas Hardy, why not visit his home at Max Gate, or his Birthplace at Higher Bockhampton – both National Trust – booking required.
Explore the new galleries in the recently refurbished Dorset Museum.
Find out about the trials in the Historic Courthouse Museum and the part it played in the birth of trades unionism.
Follow one of the many circular town walks (See the Town walks entries in the See and Do section) or follow one of the walks displayed n on the information board by the town pump in Cornhill.