Places to Stay near Dorchester

The choice is wide: boutique hotels,  Cottage rentals or B&B - there are wonderful places to stay, lots of choice however make sure you dont leave it to the last minute. 

Stay at The Duchess of Cornwall Hotel

The Duchess of Cornwall

A stunning pub & restaurant with hotel rooms near Dorchester - This beautiful pub is breathtaking, both inside and out, and when looking for places to eat, drink or stay in Poundbury or Dorchester, it’s one not to miss. Make the most of your visit.

20 boutique hotel rooms, ideal for a getaway while you visit the Dorchester Litereary Festival and explore the local walks, historic attractions nearby including Maiden Castle, Cerne Abbas, and Abbotsbury Abbey.

Stay at Beauvoir Court Stables

Hand picked holiday cottages

Dorset Hideaways is an agency showcasing a range of holiday cottages from cosy cottages crammed full of Dorset charm to luxury retreats oozing with coastal chic.

Their aim is to make it easy to find a perfect holiday cottage in Dorset. Be that a cosy cottage for two, a dog friendly holiday cottage, luxury barefoot retreats or a family friendly holiday cottage close to the beach. Let them take all the stress out of finding the right cottage.

The Kings Arms Dorchester

The Kings Arms

A historic 34 bedroom boutique hotel with fabulous food and stylish bar, just down the road from our events.  It was immortalised in Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge – has an illustrious past, playing host to Queen Victoria, Admiral Nelson and The Rolling Stones. Having been left neglected it was taken over by Stay Original Co in 2015 and given a four-year, £5 million renovation.


Find space on Airbnb

Airbnb is an excellent resource for finding accomodation for your visit


  • Dukes Auctioneers

    Duke’s is recognised as one of the leading auction houses in the UK, with an enviable reputation for outstanding customer service and achieving record prices.

    They conduct specialist auctions across all categories, so whether you wish to sell a diamond necklace, a Picasso, a Chinese jade or a classic car, their dedicated team of specialists are on hand to help.

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  • The Duchy of Cornwall

    The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate established by Edward III in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward. A charter ruled that each future Duke of Cornwall would be the eldest surviving son of the Monarch and heir to the throne. The revenue from his estate is used to fund the public, private and charitable activities of The Duke and his children.

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  • Porter Dodson

    Porter Dodson is a Top 200 UK law firm based in Somerset and Dorset. Theydeliver great legal advice when and where it is convenient to their clients, whether they be a private individual or a company with an international dimension.

    They have a philosophy that trusted advice is key to those long term client relationships, along with meticulous planning and attention to detail.

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  • Piddle Valley Vets

    Established in July 2011 by David Holah, BVSc CertZooMed MRCVS, Piddle Valley Vets is a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery where we look after every aspect of your pet’s health and welfare needs. We are proud to be an independent practice. The practice, located alongside the beautiful river Piddle in the village of Puddletown, has been extensively refurbished and equipped with the latest technology

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  • Domus

    DOMVS [Domus] pools the skills of the highest performing estate agents with a mission to stand out in a crowded market – people who listen and deliver a service better than clients could imagine.

    As professionals they are proud to be associated with the Fine & Country network giving the Company a 275 strong branch presence nationwide.

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  • Hall & Woodhouse

    Hall and Woodhouse is a British regional brewery founded in 1777 by Charles Hall in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England. The company operates over 250 public houses in the south of England, and brews under the name Badger Brewery.

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