Getting to the Dorchester venue

Our meetings are held in the cafe on the ground floor at:
United Church Dorchester
49/51 Charles Street
Dorchester
DT1 1EE

Enter the church via Charles Street (not the South Street entrance). The entrance is opposite Dorchester Library between Dorchester Osteopaths and a Christian bookshop belonging to the church. This image shows where the entrance is, looking at it from the Old Market car park (the car park outside the library).

This image shows the entrance to the church is opposite Dorchester Library

There are no steps to enter the building or to get to our room so it is accessible for people in wheelchairs. This is what the building looks like from the outside:

This image shows the door to the United church. It is a glass door. There are no steps up. You can see the window of the room we meet in to the right of the door

The door in Charles Street is usually locked but most of the time there will be someone to open it. If there isn't anyone there, ring the doorbell or tap on the window to the right of the door. This is where we are having our meeting so we'll come and let you in.

This is what the room looks like. It may be arranged slightly differently for a meeting - the tables shown here may be moved so there is room for the speaker.

The cafe has seven round tables with tableclothes and four chairs round each. This picture shows three of the tables. There is art on the walls. In the far left corner is a counter for drinks.
Another view of the cafe.  The cafe has three windows which look out onto Charles St. Four of the seven round tables are by the windows.

Coming by car

You can park in the Acland Road or Old Market car parks. These are very close to the venue, parking is free after 6.00pm and there is never a problem finding somewhere to park. There are also a few disabled parking places by the entrance to the Hardye Arcade very close to the venue in Charles Street.

Coming by train

The venue is 10 minutes walk from both Dorchester South and Dorchester West Stations.

From Dorchester South:

  • Turn left out of the station.
  • At the traffic lights, turn right and walk down Weymouth Avenue.
  • Follow the road as it bends to the right and becomes South Walks Road.
  • Use the pedestrian crossing to cross over Prince of Wales Road, then cross South Walks Road also using the pedestrian crossing.
  • Walk down South Walks road. You'll a modern building on your left. This is the library.
  • Before you get to the library, turn left and walk down the pedestrian path, keeping the library on your right.
  • The venue is on your left, opposite the library.

From Dorchester West

  • When you come out of the station continue straight down the road to the traffic lights.
  • At the traffic lights, cross over and continue straight ahead down Great Western Road.
  • Cross over so you're on the left hand side of Great Western Road.
  • At the end of the road, cross over Trinity Street at the traffic lights.
  • Walk down South Walks Road keeping Coffee #1 on your left, and cross over South Street.
  • You'll see the library in a modern building on your left. Turn left and walk down the pedestrian path, keeping the library on your right.
  • The venue is on your left, opposite the library.

Buses

Check bus times on the Traveline South West website.

This page last updated June 2018