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Car hire in Dorchester

Car hire in Dorchester

The beautiful town of Dorchester is in the county of Dorset and a brilliant place to visit. Close to both Poole and Bridport and with numerous attractions to visit, hiring a car is the best way to make the most of your time in Dorchester and enjoy this wonderful area of England.

What I need to know

Finding car hire companies in Dorchester that have vehicles available for your chosen dates is easy with Holiday Autos. Use our site to compare all the deals and car types to ensure you get the best offer quickly. We also don't charge credit card fees and provide free cancellation if you need it.

Where to pick up my car

Where you need to go in order to pick up your car depends on the company your book with. Each provider has individual offices based in different locations, so you'll need to check these prior to booking. Our site gives you a map view of Dorchester so you can see each of the available options.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Once you've collected your hire car, you can head off to see all that Dorchester has to offer. Make your way to any of the local parks, museums, Roman ruins or shops depending on what you fancy. Hiring a car in Dorchester will ensure you really make the most of your time in this wonderful UK destination.

Nearby Dorchester

Just a 15-minute drive down the A354 will take you to the coastal town of Weymouth. Here you can spend a day on any of the fantastic beaches, whether you want to sunbathe, swim or surf. You can also spend some time at Jurassic Skyline, which has great exhibitions and play areas.

Longer drives

Being in Dorchester means you don't need to go far to get to the county of Devon. In an hour and a half via the A35 and A30, you can be in Exeter. The city is home to the stunning Exeter cathedral and Exeter Castle, as well as Crealy Adventure park, which is ideal for families. There's also a lot of shops so you can get in some retail therapy.

Eating and drinking

As well as the usual mix of high street restaurants, you'll find some fantastically cosy cafes in Dorchester, Many of these make use of local produce and so have daily specials for you to try. There's also a brilliant range of pubs and restaurants so it won't be hard to find somewhere great to eat.

Things to do

There are so many things to do that you'll struggle to decide where to go next. As well as the Dorset County Museum, you can go to the Dinosaur Museum or even the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum for something different. There's also the ruins of the Roman Town House to visit.


A slightly unusual sightseeing opportunity is the Maumbury Rings, which is a Neolithic henge that is worth a visit, especially on a sunny day. You may also want to visit Max Gate, which is the 19th-century former home of the writer and poet Thomas Hardy, featuring a stunning Victorian design.


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