Dorchester has a long history. During Roman times, the town was known as Durnovaria and was located near a Roman garrison. Because of that, there are many Roman ruins and relics in Dorchester. Probably the most famous is the Roman Town House which is situated inside what were the walls of the city (known as The Walks). Of course, we had to visit it.
A section of The Walks near the Roman Town House
Older Daughter standing on the outer walls.
As you can tell, there isn't much left.
water channels for heating the floor
mosaics still intact
All around southwest England there are beautiful black stones and they were used extensively in the buildings.
After exploring the Roman Town House, we decided that a stroll along the Rive Fromme would be an appropriate way to end our day.
Honestly, who wouldn't want to live here where there are Roman ruins and delightful river walks?