Dorchester is Dorset’s historic County Town

If you’re looking for a campsite near Dorchester, we’re ideally located. Our family friendly Dorset campsite is suitable for all types of campers, caravanners and motorhomes. We also have some great glamping options too.

If you’re heading west from our park ensure you pay a visit to the traditional market town of Dorchester. It is Dorset’s County Town and bustling with a number of high quality shops, restaurants, bars and multi-screen cinemas. In fact if you’re a film lover then make sure you head to The Plaza cinema which has all the latest releases and mod-cons of a picture house but with a bargain price tag of only £3.50 a seat. The bustling high street is well worth a wander through as it has a good mix of independent shops and national chains.

Get to know the history of the town by going to one of the great local history museums. The Dorset County Museum and The Shire Hall both offer an excellent experience. There are also museums with themes around teddy bears, dinosaurs, military, terracotta warriors and Tutankharmun.

Thomas Hardy statue in Dorchester

Newer developments in Dorchester include Brewery Square. It is the recent re-development of the previous Eldridge Pope brewery site into a vibrant new quarter of the town. It includes a mix of restaurants, cafes, shops as well as residential apartments. To the west of the town is a much larger development of Poundbury which is built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It is worth a visit to experience the place which Prince Charles envisaged in the 1980’s.

Dorchester’s other attractions include:

  • Brewery Square – shops, restaurants and fountains
  • Dorset County Museum
  • Thomas Hardy – Max Gate and birth place
  • Maiden Castle
  • Borough Gardens
  • Weekly market
  • Shire Hall Museum
  • Plaza cinema
  • Maumbury Rings
  • Roman Town House

A traditional market town with vibrant new quarters.

Dorchester Tourist Information Centre,
Dorchester Library, Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE

Tel: 01305 267992

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Really lovely campsite. Close to Poole and Bournemouth. We had 3 great days exploring the area from this excellent base. Loved the fresh eggs from the site’s own chickens and the fresh baked bread. Totally idillic setting. We loved it. Hope to visit again soon 😊❤️

Mandy, Aug 2019

Great site. Beautiful facilities. Fresh bread, croissants, pain au chocolate and coffee every morning. Friendly, helpful, welcoming folks.

Sue, Aug 2019

Fabulous hospitality, lovely friendly staff, one of the best & cleanest camping facilities I’ve stayed at. Shame we only stayed one night as part of our road trip. Would definitely revisit and will stay longer next time.

Maz, Aug 2019

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