Weymouth

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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.

Where to stay in Weymouth

The Jubilee Hotel
The Jubilee Hotel
3 out of 5
143-146 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England, DT4 7NN
The price is £94 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Weymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (75 reviews)
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"Staff were friendly on arrival. Talked us through everything and the room was more than sufficient for our 2 night stay and was spotlessly clean. The only issue we had was we found the whole building just very hot as though the heating was on although it wasn’t which made it slightly uncomfortable ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

The Jubilee Hotel
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
3 out of 5
12-18 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, England, DT4 7JU
The price is £115 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Weymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (825 reviews)
"Wonderful stay. Some things a bit dated. But staff so friendly and menu n bar n service excellent. Really enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Acqua Beach
Acqua Beach
3 out of 5
131 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England, DT4 7EY
The price is £132 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this 3-star beach guesthouse in Weymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (97 reviews)
"Great property in great location"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Acqua Beach
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The Cavendale
The Cavendale
3 out of 5
10 The Esplanade, Weymouth, England, DT4 8EB
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Weymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV and complimentary toiletries. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (227 reviews)
"Perfect location. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fantastic. There was a good atmosphere in the dining room with the other guests, most of which were returning customers. Would happily come back."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

The Cavendale
Weymouth Bay Apartment C
Weymouth Bay Apartment C
3.5 out of 5
Weymouth, England
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Weymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a kitchen. Popular attractions Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach are located nearby. ...
Weymouth Bay Apartment C
A charming seaside  cottage 5 minutes walk from beach on Jurassic Coast
A charming seaside cottage 5 minutes walk from beach on Jurassic Coast
Weymouth, Dorset
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Weymouth. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Weymouth Beach and Chesil ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
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"Super house, everything functioned well. We had a perfect week"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2022

A charming seaside cottage 5 minutes walk from beach on Jurassic Coast
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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