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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.

Aaran Guesthouse
Aaran Guesthouse
3 out of 5
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Weymouth guesthouse is in the historical district, steps away from Weymouth Harbour and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great accommodation and service
"Great location and handy to have a parking permit provided by the B&B although it was difficult to get a space near the accommodation.Nice touches such as a free bottle of water and a chocolate sweet. Great views over the harbour from our bedroom window. Despite the early (especially on a Sunday ..."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2017

Aaran Guesthouse
The Cumberland
The Cumberland
3 out of 5
The price is £76 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Offering direct access to the beach, this Weymouth hotel is steps away from Jubilee Clock Tower of Weymouth and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (516 reviews)
"Good location, friendly owners. Covid compliant, felt safe."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

The Cumberland
Gloucester House
Gloucester House
4 out of 5
The price is £142 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated in Weymouth, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Jubilee Clock Tower of Weymouth and Weymouth Bay. Weymouth Beach and Chesil Beach are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)
"Beautiful place, great location, really wonderful staff."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Gloucester House
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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 £114 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated in Yeovil, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Yeovil Country Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ham Hill Country Park and Dorset Area of ...
Studio-standard-ensuite With Shower
Self Catering Apartment
Self Catering Apartment
14 Tanyard Way, Yeovil, ENG
The price is £92 per night from 18 May to 18 May
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. ...
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4/5 - Good

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9 Mar 2020

Weymouth has lots to offer, with a varied selection of bars and places to eat.

4/5 - Good

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6 Jan 2020

Weymouth has a reassuring traditional seaside resort feel to it, and the harbour is well worth spending time at.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Dec 2019

Needs some money spent on it as looking rundown in parts & not the seaside resort I fondly remember.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

13 Dec 2019

As with many seaside towns plenty of good and some bad. A lot of the properties need investment to maintain and that money's obviously not there. Still, a nice feel to the place and plenty of friendly people there.

5/5 - Excellent

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12 Nov 2019

Would definitely go back again

5/5 - Excellent

Sophie

12 Nov 2019

Beautiful place to go for a family weekend away. Plenty of things to do for kids.

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