Dorchester’s Hidden Histories Tour
Follow this tour around Dorchester’s historic town centre to fund out about the stories behind some of Dorchester’s fascinating buildings. Find out more about the Hanging Judge, The Workhouse, the Market, the bomber look out post, the old Hospital Martyrs, hangings and beheadings, hauntings Thomas Hardy. early aeroplanes and motor cars.
Download the trail from the geotourist app at www.geotourist.com – just search for Dorchester, or pick up a leaflet from one of the following featured buildings:
- The Last Post
- Plaza Cinema
- Nappers Mite
- Shire Hall Historic Court House Museum
- The Kings Arms Hotel
- Majestic Wine
Also available from the Dorset Museum, many of the Tourist Information Points and the Town Council Offices.
This tour was researched and put together during lockdown by a group of four final year history students (Georgina, Cameron, Sam and Harry) at Bournemouth University, working with the Town Councils’ Heritage Committee.