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Attractions and Places to Visit Weymouth and Portland
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    Jurassic Skyline

    Take a “flight” up the Jurassic Skyline and you’ll experience amazing views of Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic Coast, Weymouth Beach and regal Georgian Seafront and beyond the town across the Nothe Fort and Portland Harbour towards The Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach. Once on board  you will be transported up higher read more

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    Portland Museum

    Portland Museum was founded by Dr Marie Stopes the famous birth control pioneer in 1929 she subsequently gifted the cottages to the people of Portland in 1930. Portland Museum regularly features interesting events and you’ll find the details on The Portland Museum website. The museum is housed in two, 17th read more

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    Bennetts Water Gardens

    Bennetts Water Gardens is an 8 acre garden situated just 2 miles west of Weymouth harbour. The gardens hold the National Plant Collection® of Water Lilies, which can be seen flowering throughout the summer, along with a Claude Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and Museum. Café Monet, read more

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    Weymouth Pavilion

    Weymouth Pavilion is now run by a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) which successfully saved it after closure by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council in May 2013. Our “Ritz Café” offers tasty hot and cold meals and snacks, delicious cakes and of course a wide range of beverages. These can read more

  • Escape Dungeons

    We have 3 Dungeons of different themes, with the Challenge to Escape with a twist. Our first Dungeon is the Prison Break, you have one hour to Break out your Chains and Escape the Dungeon, but it’s not as simple as that… Our second Dungeon is Save the House of read more

  • Durdle Door

    Durdle Door an Iconic Beauty Spot on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast It’s probably safe to say that Durdle Door is not only the most iconic spot on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast but also ranks amongst the most iconic views in Europe. Take a look at this video and it’s easy to see read more

  • Portland Bill Lighthouse

    Visit Portland Bill Lighthouse and Visitors Centre Climb the Lighthouse – visit a working lighthouse, see the breathtaking views from the top and lose yourself in the romance of this amazing icon. Learn about the working of the Portland Bill Lighthouse and the different aids to navigation and light sources. Understand read more

  • Weymouth Punch & Judy Show

    Weymouth has one of the very last Punch & Judy shows still operating on the beach, most days from the end of May until early September. The performances are 20-30 minutes and the only payment that the performer gets is from the audience contributing donat

  • Radipole Village and The River Wey

    Of the three villages that The River Wey passes through on it’s short journey to the sea Radipole is the closest to Weymouth town. Historically Radipole is very significant as in Roman times when Dorchester was a thriving Roman town Radipole was the roman port through which trade to Dorchester read more

  • Upwey Village

    A visit to Upwey Village is a visit back to a time when it was Weymouth’s premier tourist attraction and charabancs used to regularly bring holiday makers from the seafront to the village to taste the waters in the Wishing Well and enjoy tea in the tea gardens that were read more

  • Moonfleet Church

    The old Church of East Fleet, featured in the John Meade-Falkner novel “Moonfleet”. Now wrecked by the Great Storm of 1824. Set in a small graveyard overlooking the peaceful Fleet Lagoon – unchanged since the time of it’s partial destruction in the flood and tidal wave that struck the area read more

  • The Tank Museum, Bovington nr Wool

    The Tank Museum at Bovington near Wool is the home of the worlds largest and most impressive collection of tanks and armoured vehicles. Throughout the year you’ll find a wide variety of special events and exhibits making this one of the finest family attractions in the area. Image © mwanasimba read more

  • The Old Town Hall

    Weymouth’s Old Town Hall was originally built in Tudor times then rebuilt in 1774 and restored in 1896. For many years the building was allowed to fall into dis-repair but in recent years the owners Weymouth Council have granted a lease on the premises to a community interest company and read more

  • Jordan Hill Roman Temple

    Jordan Hill Roman Temple is a 4th Century AD temple which was most likely was built on the site of a pre Roman pagan site. Only the foundations of the temple remain the be seen but in the past excavations have uncovered many artefacts from Roman times along with large read more

  • Cerne Abbas Giant

    We visited Dorchester this July and after a day wandering around exploring the place’s Roman history and checking out locations Thomas Hardy featured in many of his books we decided to head off into the country and find a nice pub for a late afternoon drink. Heading out of Dorchester read more

  • St Ann’s Church Radipole Village

    The ancient (12th Century) Parish Church of St Ann’s is the oldest building in Weymouth. Sited immediately next door to Radipole Manor House the fascinating architecture of the building is well worth discovering. You’ll find the churches ancient stone altar in the church yard from where you also get lovely read more

  • Bowleaze Cove

    Bowleaze Cove is located on the eastern side of Weymouth Bay and is the last beach on the curve of the bay that can be reached by car. For children it’s a fun place to spend time playing in the River Jordan that winds it’s way to the sea across read more

  • Overcombe Beach

    A firm favourite with locals and water sports enthusiasts Overcombe Beach at the far end of the Preston Beach Wall Esplanade is a perfect place to dine al fresco and enjoy the views. The wide shingle beach at Overcombe whilst popular never really feels crowded but is a hive of read more

  • Greenhill Beach & Gardens

    The beach at Greenhill offers every bit as much as Weymouth’s main sandy beach yet is nearly always far quieter and relaxing. As most locals where they go to when they want a day on the beach and you’ll find a large proportion of them will say Greenhill. Most of read more

  • Castle Cove Beach Weymouth

    Just below Sandsfoot Castle and Gardens on the shores of Portland Harbour you’ll find Castle Cove Beach. Usually quiet and uncrowded it’s a favourite amongst locals and offers safe bathing from a gently sloping shoreline. Access is from the end of Old Castle Road. There’s on street parking in the read more

  • Smallmouth Bay

    Smallmouth Bay is an attractive small beach at Ferrybridge just off the main road to Portland. You’ll get great views of shipping in Portland Harbour from here as well as the very colourful sight of kite surfers and windsurfers on all but the calmest days. A quiet and relaxing beach read more