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Weymouth

Travel Guide
Weymouth which includes a sandy beach and heritage architecture as well as a small group of people

With sandy beaches, rugged coastline, historic buildings and brilliant museums, Weymouth is one of Dorset's most appealing and diverse destinations.

Surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Jurassic Coast, brimming with culture and boasting great attractions for the family, Weymouth defies you to be bored. Get close to the sea on a lazy day at the beach, in a spectacular aquarium or roaming the dramatic clifftops. Learn about centuries of history in the town center and idyllic surrounding areas or relax in one of the town's many cool cafés.

Weymouth has been an important port in southern England for centuries. In 2012, the city hosted sailing events during the Olympic Games. Discover these stories through the many maritime sites around the town.

Ascend over 170 feet (50 meters) to the top of the Jurassic Skyline for 360-degree views of the coastline, the town center and the English Channel. Find out about the creatures that live below the water’s surface at Sea Life Park, where you can get close to crocodiles, sharks and exotic fish of every shape and size. The park also features other attractions, including a water ride and miniature golf.

Spend an afternoon lying out on Weymouth Beach, whose golden sands stretch for 3 miles (5 kilometers) along the coast. During summer, the bustling bay is full of activities.

Explore the history of the surrounding area. Trek through the tunnels and passages of Nothe Fort, a three-tiered military post built in the 19th century. Stop at the Tudor defense of Sandsfoot Castle.

See a countess's gardens in Abbotsbury, where several species of exotic plants burst into brilliant colors when in bloom. Among the interesting religious attractions in town is St. Catherine's Chapel. Wander among the ruins of this sacred site and enjoy stunning coastal views.

Trains from London leave for Weymouth twice an hour and daily services run from Bristol and Bath. The nearest airports are in Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol and Southampton. Visit in summer to see the town’s beach come to life.

The Golden Lion Hotel
The Golden Lion Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £100 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Weymouth Harbour and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). Weymouth ...
3.9/5Good! (42 reviews)
"We had a great stay at the Golden lion and would definitely go back, facilities were great and was very family friendly, Also the food was very good we would definitely recommend this to our friends. The area we stayed was right near the harbour so lots to do and lots of places to eat and drink."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

The Golden Lion Hotel
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
3 out of 5
The price is £160 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Radipole Lake Nature Reserve and Jubilee Clock ...
4/5Very Good! (716 reviews)
"My expectations of a 3 star hotel were not that high - using it mainly as a base for touring round Dorset. However the Best Western Rembrandt was more than adequate especially with the added bonus of their spa facilities which can be used by hotel guests for free. The room was fairly basic but large ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021

Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Aaran Guesthouse
Aaran Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Located in Weymouth, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps away from Weymouth Harbour and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Was difficult to carry case up to our room, old building so no lift."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Aaran Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Self Catering Apartment
Self Catering Apartment
14 Tanyard Way, Yeovil, ENG
The price is £99 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Situated in Yeovil, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yeovil Country Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ham Hill Country Park and Sherborne Abbey. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Short break
"Flat was very clean, and well stocked. Comfy bed and nice shower."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Self Catering Apartment
Little Norton Mill - Near Ham Hill
Little Norton Mill - Near Ham Hill
4 out of 5
Little Norton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, England
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Ham Hill Country Park and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Montacute House. Tintinhull ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Property was immaculate, comfortable and had everything you needed. A very warm and informative welcome."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Little Norton Mill - Near Ham Hill
Studio-standard-ensuite With Shower
Studio-standard-ensuite With Shower
8 South Street, Yeovil, ENG
The price is £119 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
Located in Yeovil, this family-friendly apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Yeovil Country Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ham Hill Country Park and ...
Studio-standard-ensuite With Shower
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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