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, 62 miles south-east of Cardiff, 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.
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Dorchester is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Dorset, and the administrative county of 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.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Dorchester is DT1 1UJ.
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.
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The post town for Dorchester is Dorchester. Dorchester is in the DT1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Dorchester.
The centre of Dorchester is located at position 50.71532° latitude and -2.43813° longitude.
The centre of Dorchester is located at the grid reference easting 369164 and northing 90724 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Dorchester relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Dorchester to the centre of the town.
Position of Dorchester relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Dorchester to the centre of the city.