Weymouth is a coastal town steeped in history and surprisingly was known during the 1500s as Melcombe Regis. While holidaying here you and your family will certainly not want to miss exploring the port where the bubonic plague, known as the Black Death, entered England, and from where a flotilla of English ships set sail in 1588 to attack the Spanish Armada.
Take a tour of the countryside and you’ll encounter a massive and impressive chalk drawing of King George III aboard his noble steed, both of whom regularly visited Weymouth Bay in the late 1700s. Or pose for a family picture underneath Weymouth’s most famous landmark, the Jubilee Clock, built in 1887 to commemorate fifty years of the reign of Queen Victoria.
A visit to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will allow you to follow in the footsteps of sailing greats such as Sir Ben Ainslie, who won gold for Great Britain when the centre hosted the Olympic sailing events in 2012. Ancient or modern, Weymouth has a history that will delight people of all walks of life.
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