Ideal Camping Accommodation in Dorchester on or near the The Thames Path route
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Dorchester

Camping and Touring Van Parks for walkers on The Thames Path.


The towns shown on the left are in the same order as they appear on the Route page. Select the one in which you would like to find a campsite or pitch for a motorhome or touring van.



Dorset's county town lies on the River Frome and was known as Durnovaria in Roman times. It has a fascinatingly murky past. It was already a royal borough when a castle was built here in the 12th century, followed by an important priory. The infamous Judge Jeffreys held some of his Bloody Assizes in the Antelope Hotel in the 17th century while the unfortunate Tolpuddle Marchers were sent to Australia from the town's Old Crown Court. The 19th century author Thomas Hardy lived nearby for many years and called the town 'Casterbridge' in his masterwork 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' (1886).

The ancient earthwork of Maiden Castle lies close by. South of the town is the Maumbury Ring, a Stone Age site transformed by the Romans into an amphitheatre. Much later it became the site of public executions. In the town is an excavated Roman house while the local museum has a number of Roman finds on display.


Dorchester Camping, Campsites, Touring van and motorhome parks, etc

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Moreton Glade Touring Park

Station Road, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BB
Tel: 01305 853801 (No calls after 8pm please)

Non-members are welcomed at the Moreton Glade Touring Park which is located within the centre of Thomas Hardy country.

Prices: POA
Pitches for: Tents & Vans
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Sandyholme Holiday Park

Moreton Road, Owermoigne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 2HZ
Tel: 01305 852677      Fax: 01305 854677
E-mail: smeatons@sandyholme.co.uk

A family run holiday park which is located on the edge of the scenic village of Owermoigne, deep within the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset.

Prices: From £8.50
Pitches for: Tents & Vans
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Home Farm Camping & Caravan Park

Rectory Lane, Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9BW
Tel: 01308 897258

A small family run site approximately one mile from the Heritage coast and South West Coastal Path.

Prices: From £5.00
Pitches for: Tents & Vans
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Giants Head Caravan Park

Old Sherbourne Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7TR
Tel: 01300 341242      E-mail: giantshead@btconnect.com

A calm, rural park sited near the ancient village of Cerne Abbas, high above the steep hillside where the 180 foot high, engraved figure of the infamous Cerne man.

Prices: From £3.50
Pitches for: Tents & Vans
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Morn Gate Caravan Park

Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9DS
Tel: 01305 889284       E-mail: morngate@ukonline.co.uk

An ideal holiday destination for those who value the combination of both costal and rural locations.

Prices: From £99.00
Pitches for: Chalets, Lodges & Static Vans
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