Dorset Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme

Bramlies Bed & Breakfast

107 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2NH
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Dorset Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme

Things to do

Dorchester is Dorset ’s county town, and is ideally situated for exploring Dorset ’s Heritage Coast and the beautiful countryside. Dorchester has many links with history, ranging from the iron age through to more modern history as can be seen in the Dorset County Museum. The museum often puts on special events during the holidays. Dorchester was also the home town of Thomas Hardy, and his homes ‘Max Gate’ and Hardy's Cottage are open to the public. There are many other attractions including the Tutankhamen Exhibition, Maiden Castle (ancient iron age hillfort), The Military Museum. The Teddy Bear Museum is a must for Teddy lovers!

Brewery Square is the development of the old Eldridge Pope Brewery, and is now the site of some of the well known restaurants including Zizzi, Carluccio's and Wagamama's. There is also Vivo Lounge and a new pub, The Brewhouse and Kitchen which brews it's own and supplies some of the more unusual beers etc. There are a small selection of shops which face onto the dancing fountains. Great for cooling off on a hot day or evening! Shopping in Dorchester is varied, with many individual shops both in the main shopping street and in the arcades and walkways. Our Town Crier can be seen (and heard!) about town, and along with other guides, offers a range of walking tours.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Within walking distance, as well as the chains mentioned in Brewery Square, are a variety of good independant restaurants and cosy pubs and homely tea rooms to choose from. We try and sample as many restaurants as we can -obviously all in the name of research for our guests!- and we will happily recommend our favourites.

There are many other family attractions to visit in the area. Click on the links below for ideas.

Once you are here, you could park the car and not have to get in it again until you go home, as Bramlies is within 2 minutes walk from the bus stop for the No 31 bus route which links you to from Weymouth through to Axminster. From Weymouth You can catch the X51 which is the bus that takes you from Weymouth all along the Jurassic coast to Lyme Regis. You are able to hop on and off at the pretty villages along the way. We also have two railway stations within walking distance. Dorchester South and Dorchester West.

Monkey World (as seen on TV) and Bovington Tank Museum are about 20 minutes drive away.

Weymouth is our closest seaside town, situated only 8 miles away. With its beautiful sandy bay and safe bathing for children it is an ideal place to spend a sunny day. You will also find The Sealife Centre and other family attractions if the weather isn't at its best!

However, if you prefer something quieter then we’ll let you into the secret of our favourite beach when you arrive!

Villages like Cerne Abbas, with the famous Giant carved into the hill and its Abbey, pubs and coffee shops and Milton Abbas with its Abbey and school are among the many pretty places to visit in and around Dorset.

If you like walking you will be spoilt for choice, being close to both coastal and countryside walks.

For those of you who would like to explore Dorset by bicycle we can arrange for you to hire cycles from a local fully insured cycle hire company. The cycles will be delivered to and collected from Bramlies. They can also arrange bespoke guided tours by a qualified Mountain Ranger to suit all ages and abilities.

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Photography courses on the Dorset coast
Visit Dorchester
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