As soon as we arrived in Dorchester, we walked to the BnB. On the way, we passed Maumbury Ring and knew we would have to return and explore this Neolithic henge turned Roman amphitheatre. Then we walked by an old cemetery. Same reaction. We checked in to our BnB and met the delightful owners. If you are ever traveling to Dorchester and need a place to stay there, I can happily and absolutely recommend Aquila Heights BnB! Derek and Wendy were the best!
Anyway, we quickly settled our backpacks in our room and then took off to explore. First stop: Maumbury Ring! For all you other history geeks, here is the link to more information about Maumbury Ring.
Can you imagine living in a place where ancient ruins are simply where you walk your dogs??
We walked on into the center of town past houses
and chimney pots
and broken doors
with fascinating doors.
Even the library and city government center is surrounded by history!
A remembrance circle
and The Roman Walk which is a tree lined path that follows the perimeter of what is believed to be the Roman town of Durnovaria (Dorchester). Here is a link to information about The Roman Walk.
I just had to snap this artsy shot of a teenage boy reading by the window in the library!
It was getting late and dark, so we grabbed some dinner and headed back to the BnB. My daughter elected to rest and sleep, and I spent a couple of hours enjoying a visit with World's Best Neighbors' relatives. The next day there would be So. Much. More. History. to discover!