The historic market town of Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome just south of the Dorset Downs and only 8 miles north of the seaside town of Weymouth.
Dorchester was the home and inspiration of the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town. Dorchester is also the County Town and home to the County Council offices as well as the Dorset County Museum (recommended), the Dinosaur Museum, the Tutankhamun Exhibition, the Terracotta Warriors Museum and the Teddy Bear Museum.
Dorchester Town Centre Car Parks
Acland Road Car Park Dorchester
Sat Nav postcode DT1 1EE (Google map). This is the largest town centre car park with a capacity of 263 spaces (10 disabled). The car park is open 24 hrs. Maximum stay is 4 hours. Payment can be made using cash, phone or using an online app (JustPark location 6404). More information can be found at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/parking/
|Acland Road Car Park Charges|
|up to 30 mins||£0.50|
|up to 1 hour||£1|
|up to 2 hours||£1.50|
|up to 3 hours||£2.20|
|up to 4 hours||£3.50|
Maximum stay 4 hours. Charges apply 8am – 6pm, 7 days. Car park open 24 hrs. Info last checked and updated 27 March 2023