Dorchester : Small Town, Big History!

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Chris
Registered on December 01, 2023

With over 25 years of experience, I am a seasoned tour leader and licensed Blue Badge guide, specialising in educational, cultural, and historical tours across the globe. My expertise extends to managing private tours in Southwest England and coordinating on-shore excursions for cruise operators along the South Coast. My international experience is enriched by years spent living in Russia, Italy, and the Middle East, but my roots remain deep in Dorset. As an avid cyclist and walker, I have an intimate knowledge of Dorset's rural beauty, which I am passionate about sharing with visitors. I take pride in showcasing the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its iconic fossils and geology, as well as guiding guests through the region's picturesque villages, traditional thatched pubs, and the secret coves of its smuggling past.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Explore the county town of Dorchester, ancient Durnovaria and 4000 years of history on this short guided walk.

There’s a story at every turn in this small historic town surrounded by green rolling hills in the heart of rural Dorset.

Visit a neolithic henge, walk along ancient Roman walls, see sites of public execution, Victorian prosperity and civic pride and learn about the importance of the town in early 17th-century emigration to America


  • Travel from ancient Roman times to the medieval era
  • Explore a Roman villa with intricate mosaics
  • Walk around Neolithic henge and Roman Amphitheatre

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  • Meeting point:
    Poundbury Rd, Dorchester DT1 1XT, UK
    Poundbury Rd, Dorchester DT1 1XT, UK
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    You'll find me next to the cafe (probably wearing a blue hat)

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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