Where is Dorchester?

Dorchester is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, seven miles north-east of the town of Chickerell, 20 miles west of the major town of Poole, and 115 miles south-west of London. Dorchester falls within the district council of West Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the DT1 postcode district. The post town for Dorchester is Dorchester.

Dorchester on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Dorchester
Location of Dorchester within the UK

Which county is Dorchester in?

Dorchester is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Dorset, and the administrative county of Dorset.

Ceremonial CountyDorset
Historic CountyDorset
Administrative CountyDorset

Where is Dorchester in Dorset?

Dorchester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dorset, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Dorset.

Location of Dorchester within Dorset

What is the postcode for Dorchester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Dorchester is DT1 1UJ.

Where is Dorchester in DT1?

Dorchester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DT1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the DT1 postcode district.

Location of Dorchester within DT1

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What is the post town for Dorchester?

The post town for Dorchester is Dorchester. Dorchester is in the DT1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Dorchester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Dorchester?

The centre of Dorchester is located at position 50.71532° latitude and -2.43813° longitude.

Latitude50.71532°
Longitude-2.43813°

What is the easting and northing of Dorchester?

The centre of Dorchester is located at the grid reference easting 369164 and northing 90724 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting369164
Northing90724

What are the nearest towns to Dorchester?

Position of Dorchester relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Dorchester to the centre of the town.

7m
Dorchester is 7 miles north-east of Chickerell
8m
Dorchester is 8 miles north of Weymouth
11m
Dorchester is 11 miles north of Fortuneswell
14m
Dorchester is 14 miles east of Bridport
15m
Dorchester is 15 miles west of Wareham
15m
Dorchester is 15 miles south-east of Beaminster
15m
Dorchester is 15 miles south-west of Blandford Forum
16m
Dorchester is 16 miles south of Sturminster Newton
16m
Dorchester is 16 miles south of Sherborne
17m
Dorchester is 17 miles south of Stalbridge

What are the nearest cities to Dorchester?

Position of Dorchester relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Dorchester to the centre of the city.

35m
Dorchester is 35 miles south of Wells
37m
Dorchester is 37 miles south-west of Salisbury
46m
Dorchester is 46 miles south of Bath
47m
Dorchester is 47 miles west of Southampton
48m
Dorchester is 48 miles east of Exeter
51m
Dorchester is 51 miles south of Bristol
55m
Dorchester is 55 miles south-west of Winchester
59m
Dorchester is 59 miles west of Portsmouth
62m
Dorchester is 62 miles south-east of Cardiff
65m
Dorchester is 65 miles south of Casnewydd