Port of Weymouth

About Weymouth, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK)

Weymouth was once the home of George III. Its reputation as a holiday resort began in Georgian days.

Even today, Weymouth offers splendid beaches, stunning scenery, and a good dose of history and architecture.

What to do in Weymouth

Many visitors enjoy taking walking tours to Bennets Water Gardens, which is home to a famous water lily collection. The gardens span eight acres and are well landscaped for a scenic walk winding through several lakes. Over 100 varieties of lilies can be found on these grounds as well as a fascinating museum.
A trip to the island of Portland reveals a famous lighthouse, several ancient limestone quarries, and the scenic Chesil Beach.
The town's shopping district is located on Bond Street. This commercial stretch houses a mix of local and national retailers. Dining options are easy to find. Cuisine ranges from fish and chips to pub grub and more upscale restaurants. Meanwhile, the nightlife can be found on St Thomas Street. Shows can sometimes be seen at the Pavilion Theatre.

Tourist Attractions

Two of the main attractions in Weymouth are Nothe Fort and Portland Castle. Nothe fort sits on a jetty of land in Portland Harbour. It dates back to 1860 and was used as a fort until 1956. It has since been converted into a museum with displays outlining the fort's history, specifically its role during WWII. Portland Castle was built in the 1500s by Henry VIII and from white Portland stone.

The town's history as a Georgian resort can still be seen in the architecture of the town centre. Several fine buildings and Tudor cottages can still be found.

Near the town centre, the golden-sand beach of Weymouth is still a main draw card for tourists. A walk along the Georgian beach promenade is relaxing and rewarding.

Weymouth Port

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