5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller12 Nov 2019
Would definitely go back again
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.
Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019
Breathe in the salty sea air, savor hot fish and chips and take photos of the coastline as you amble along the Esplanade that follows the gentle curve of this beach.
Wander through these luxurious gardens, where the exotic and unusual flowers are reminiscent of the tropics.
Admire the stunning countryside and the lake in this unique swannery initially set up by Benedictine Monks in the 11th century.
Weymouth's Victorian-era fort has transformed from the town's first line of defense into one of the area's most popular spots for a fun-filled day out.
Though forgotten for centuries, this renovated cliff-top fortress backed by stately gardens is now one of Weymouth's most attractive landmarks.
Witness turtles swimming over your head, take boat rides through a crocodile swamp and come face-to-face with a shark in Weymouth's incredible marine zoo.
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an amazing underwater world with over 1,000 creatures and 15 different zones to explore. Take a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean and discover a dazzling array of amazing creatures, from a face-to-face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience.
Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing 75-minute cruise around the largest natural harbour in Europe, and get some great views of the beautiful harbour islands and world famous Sandbanks! With four daily departures, this popular cruise commences from Poole Quay, situated in the traditional harbour town of Poole on the picturesque Dorset coast, and starts with a trip through the harbour, formed in the last ice-age, and continues around Brownsea Island, before returning to Poole Quay.
Verified traveller12 Oct 2019
We had a lovely 4 day break there and would certainly recommend others too!