Visit Broadchurch, via Weymouth
Published by: Curtis Williams 30/01/2015 at 12:04 pm
Weymouth has been in the news recently with its connection to the hit TV show Broadchurch. Now in its second series, the hit mystery drama is once again bringing the gorgeous Jurassic Coast to the attention of the nation. With achingly beautiful locations in every episode, the show is responsible for hundreds of TV fans making their way down to the Dorset coastline to experience the stunning scenery for themselves.
The series was created by local resident and famous TV writer Chris Chibnall. After getting fed up with travelling all over the country working on TV projects he decided to set Broadchurch on his own beautiful doorstep. In fact the name is a combination of two nearby villages, Broadoak and Whitchurch. Better still, the name of David Tennant’s character DI Hardy comes from Dorset’s very own famous son, the poet Thomas Hardy. Rumour has it that the third series is being filmed over this summer so make sure you come down to Weymouth and maybe catch some of the action.
Fans of the show will remember DC Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman) and Eve Miles (Claire Ripley) coming to Weymouth for a night on the tiles, so why not make the journey the other way round? The stunning village of West Bay where Broadchurch is set makes a perfect day trip from Weymouth.
In fact, Weymouth makes a perfect base to explore all the Broadchurch locations first-hand. See if you can spot DI Hardy’s famous blue shack on the river Brit, pop into the Harbour newsagent, and the Ellipse café. Check out the police station and the Sea Brigade Hall. It’s all there. But the stars of the show are the awe-inspiring golden cliffs standing like giants either side of the little harbour. There are few sights in England quite so impressive. So when you visit Weymouth, go ahead and enjoy the restaurants, museums and castles by all means, but whatever you do don’t go home without popping over to Hardy Country and taking in the sights of Broadchurch!