The Casterbridge was built on the site of Dorchester's original prison, from bricks from the demolished site way back in 1790. Our rooms are as far as you could imagine from prison cells. we are constantly updating while keeping the essential character our an older classic property.
In the centre of Dorchester, The Casterbridge provides comfortable accommodation a 20-minute drive from Weymouth coast. Hardy’s Cottage, where Thomas Hardy was born, is less than 3 miles from the building. Rooms in the traditional Georgian building are spacious and airy, with TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. There is free Wi-Fi available in public areas, and free private parking is possible nearby. Breakfast can be eaten in the dining room or the charming conservatory. Full English breakfast is available, and there are vegetarian options. A buffet, fresh fruits, yoghurts, and porridge are also served. Located just off the A35, The Casterbridge is a 10-minute walk from Dorchester West Rail Station.