Antelope Walk is a small arcade with several small shops. Most of them are individual shops, not chains. It is a nice place to stroll around because everything looks very old-fashioned, almost like in a period drama. The emblem of the arcade shows an antelope, and the walk was named after the Antelope Hotel, a coaching inn that was located here. It is mentioned in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge.
There are several arts & crafts and gift shops, and you will find some pretty shops for clothing etc., but also food and drink.
There is also a shop selling organic food, but I did not like it that much - it was very small and crowded and did not have many different choices. However, if you are looking for organic food, especially things like flour, oatmeal etc., this is where you might find it.
The tourist information is located at one end of Antelope Walk.
Directions: In the town centre, close to Princes Street
All the museums we visted had gift shops which you seemed to ba able to visit with out actually going in to the Museum. The only one I really look much notice in was The Tutankhamun Museum shop, the prices seemed very reasonable, They had a great Egyptian books section too.
The link below allows you to buys online from some of the museum shops in Dorchester
Dorchester's street market, which takes place on a pedestrianised street in this busy town on Saturdays, sells all kinds of things.
It isnt very big and has a few of the usual stalls, but some interesting crafty ones too.
What to buy: I particularly liked the jewellery stall, as did my sister... lots of bead and glassware items.
My hubby really liked the doughnut stall haha. No surprises there!
There was a lovely flower stall that had just about every flower you can think of... if we werent only passing through I would have got some.
Definately worth a potter around.
What to pay: Inexpensive generally
Directions: Pedestrianised street in Dorchester, just off the High Street
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Antelope walk is a 17th century partly undercover cobbled walkway, which is full of individual and unusual shops, including the Teddy Bear Museum. It looked particularly attractive when we visited with the Christmas decorations on show.