Dorchester has a number of main streets which make up its town centre and is fortunate to have a number of fabulous green spaces. They provide lovely areas for children to play and run around and get a lungful or two of fresh air. There is no shortage of great culinary experiences to be had in Dorchester; Brewery Square has a number of quality national chain restaurants. With Dorchester, you get two towns in one: a real-life, bustling county town and Thomas Hardy`s fictional Casterbridge. Here you can visit Hardy`s former homes and see his original manuscripts. Add cracking archaeological sites and attractive places to eat and sleep and you have an appealing base for a night or two.