Thomas Hardy ghost town walks - Alistair Chisholm Dorchester Dorset


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Dorchester Town Walks

Described by many as the “Small Town with a Big Story”, Dorchester has an incredible history – from an amazing prehistoric wooden henge monument, larger than Stonehenge, and now lost to view; a Roman amphitheatre at Maumbury Rings that is still occasionally used; a rich 17th century history with the fire of Dorchester and emigration to America; to the Tolpuddle Martyrs; and, of course, Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge.

The story has not stopped there. Now we have the Prince of Wales’ Poundbury – and, in contrasting architectural style, Brewery Square with its proposed solar-powered station and puffing clock. Not forgetting the now internationally famous Wellworths, which has become a tourist attraction in its own right.

Come and explore the town with Alistair.
To book your own guided walk contact Alistair to discuss your requirements.



Ghost Walks

Spectre, phantom, ghoul or ghost,
Which do you fear the most?
Join me tonight at eight of the clock,
And we shall together their secrets unlock.
Tiptoe through alleys and down by the river;
Who will be first to quake and to quiver?

Discover Dorchester's grisly history – Judge Jeffreys and the Bloody Assize, ghosts that haunt the taverns and the alleyways.

No need to book, just turn up at the Kings Arms in Dorchester on the dates in the programme or if you want to book your own Ghost Walk for your group or for a special occasion such as a birthday party, contact Alistair.
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» Watch a pilot for an interactive ghost tour of Dorchester.




Ghost walks

£7.50 per adult, £3 per child.

No matter which walk you're interested in, Alistair will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
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