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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We had a great stay in our caravan at South Lytchett Manor. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The park had lovely toilet facilities and the site was immaculately clean. Great pub just down the road too. Will definitely return.

Emma, March 2018

We were totally gobsmacked by this amazing site. We arrived on the second snowfall of the area and were blown away by the helpfulness of all the staff, even offering assistance to site van if required. Nothing was too much trouble for the team and we were made to feel like we were visiting VIP’s. Definitely a lovely clean and well kept site.
We have put this as our number one site when visiting the area. The shop is well stocked with all the paraphinailia you normally forget too.. Can’t wait to return at latter part of the year.

Skipess123, March 2018

Couldn’t fault this site – spacious, level plots with lovely views, mine had a picnic table too!, extremely helpful staff (nothing was too much trouble), perfect location with bus stop outside. Lovely walks, ideal for dog owners, families, couples and solo travellers like me. Very clean toilet/shower block, games room, shop and even fresh bread from the onsite bakery! Lovely and quiet at night too. Will definitely be back as this is such a great site.

Anne, March 2018

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