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Getting There

Trains run from London's Waterloo Station each hour during the day. The trip takes 2 1/2 hours. For rail information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. Dorchester has two train stations, the South Station at Station Approach and the West Station on Great Western Road.

One National Express coach a day departs from London's Victoria Coach Station heading for Dorchester. The trip takes 3 3/4 hours. Call tel. 0871/781-81-81, or visit www.nationalexpress.com for information and schedules.

If driving from London, take the M3 southwest, but near the end take the A30 toward Salisbury to connect with the A354 for the final approach to Dorchester.

Visitor Information

The Tourist Information Centre is at Unit 11, Antelope Walk (tel. 01305/267992; www.visit-dorchester.co.uk). It's open from April to October Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (also May-Sept Sun 10am-3pm), and November to March Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.