Dorchester and West Dorset

Travel - and three useful websites

West Dorset is easily accessible by road, linking with the M3 from London and the M5 from Birmingham. By road, travelling to West Dorset is an enjoyable and scenic journey, being only a couple of hours ride from London and passing through beautiful countryside along the way.

West Dorset is served by a reliable rail network between many of the UK’s principal towns and local stations throughout the country.  It has direct trains from London Waterloo that stop at Dorchester and Weymouth as well as Sherborne and Axminster (for Lyme Regis), and connections to Bath, Bristol & Gloucester.  Travel information for Dorset can be accessed here:

Three useful websites:

For more information on where to stay, what to do, attractions and events across Dorset go to:

To follow the social media channels, and keep up to date with what is going on, go to

And finally, there is a Visit Dorset App:


You can now take the quiz – it can be accessed on the Course overview page – and if you pass you will be a Dorset Ambassador!