Step back in time and discover Weymouth, one of Dorset’s most historic seaside towns! Explore Weymouth’s rich history and walk around the town centre and its famous landmarks including the harbour, Nothe Fort and Sandsfoot Castle! Walk along the Weymouth waters, home of the 2012 Olympics Sailing Events and discover more of Weymouth’s heritage during Your Perfect Weekend!
Where To Stay
Hotel Prince Regent
The Hotel Prince Regent, which joined the Daish’s family in 2014, is regarded by many as the leading Weymouth seaside hotel. It’s perfect for singles, couples and family holidays alike. It was purpose-built in classic Georgian style, but inside you’ll see we’ve moved with the times and offer comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi access in all bedrooms and public areas. And with nightly performances in our beautiful Georgian ballroom – fully restored at a cost of nearly £100,000 – you’ll always be entertained. Families are well catered for, with guest accommodation that can sleep up to five …
No 98 Boutique Hotel
No 98 Boutique Hotel is Weymouth’s newest contemporary boutique hotel. Overlooking the wide expanse of Weymouth beach, our 9 bedroom Georgian townhouse is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy seaside resort. Each of our bedrooms has been lovingly refurbished in a Mediteranian style, with 5 sea facing rooms, and 4 facing our courtyard garden. Situated opposite Weymouth’s famous clocktower, and a short walk from Weymouth harbour, everything you need for a wonderful stay is right on the doorstep.
Dream Cottages are Dorset’s leading holiday cottage provider. With an offering of over 300 self-catering cottages, from coastal retreats to country hideaways, we believe that each and every one of our guests should be given the opportunity to experience the South West in all of its glory. Whether you’re looking to explore the Jurassic Coast, or enjoy the tranquillity of seaside towns such as Weymouth, a Dorset holiday cottage is perfect for both couples and families of any size. Our carefully selected Weymouth cottages litter this wonderful part of Dorset with something for everyone to choose …
Bay Royal Hotel
A Bay Preferred Hotel – Find out more 71 bedrooms Outstanding Seafront Location Beach views Close to town and pretty harbour Premier and Superior Bedrooms available Seasonal entertainment Free Wifi throughout the Hotel 24-hour reception Check in 3pm Check out 10am The Bay Royal Weymouth hotel enjoys a magnificent seafront location, with superb views over the beach. The attractive Victorian building has majestic high ceilings, huge windows and many original features, offering its guests the perfect place to relax and unwind in stylish surroundings. The hotel benefits from recently refurbished b …
What to do
History of Sandsfoot or Weymouth Castle Sandsfoot Castle was completed in about 1539, on the order of King Henry VIII, to provide in conjunction with Portland Castle a defence for shipping in the safe anchorage of ‘Portland Roads’ (Portland Harbour). It had two storeys and a basement, providing an emplacement for heavy cannon, powder magazines and quarters for about fifty men. It was protected by a ditch and earth rampart, remains of which account for some landscape features of these gardens. Evidence suggests that some of the building stone came from earlier local ecclesiastical buildings d …
Tudor House was built in the last years of the 16th Century. On the outside you will see twin gables with their moulded corbels facing the street; it was common to arrange the roofs this way in Medieval streets. The ashlar stonework and the large mullioned windows show this was a dwelling of a fairly well-to-do person. It could have been the home of a merchant as this was the area of the sea traders and their ships would be moored in ‘The Ope’, an inlet of water from the harbour partly covering the area now known as Hope Square. Tudor House would have been close to the water’s edge. During the …
Located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour, Nothe Fort is a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels (which are now easily accessed by means of a lift), the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure. Nothe Fort is now one of Weymouth’s major attractions and a venue for a wide range of events. You don’t have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy Nothe Fort, it’s a great day out for all the family with lots to see and exp …
Weymouth Museum tells the stories that have led to the creation of present day Weymouth. It is home to a fascinating collection of historical artefacts and local history material ranging from Roman times through to the 21st century. The Museum is located in the old Groves Brewery building in Hope Square, just a minute’s walk from the historic harbour side. The building, which is in the north German renaissance style, has more recently been named Brewers Quay and has become a well-loved local landmark. WEYMOUTH MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER AND WILL REOPEN IN MARCH 2020
Where To Eat
Old Rooms Inn
The Old Rooms is a landmark pub on the Old Harbour in Weymouth, serving food all day as well as a wide selection of drinks it is one of the most popular restaurant and pub in Weymouth! We run an affordable lunchtime meal deal, Monday to Friday and we welcome families with children. The Old Rooms is dog friendly allowing dogs in the main bar area and is well known in the area for quality real ales being recognised by Cask Marque and getting a mention in the CAMRA good beer guide. CAMRA members also get 10% off a pint of real ale, all you have to do is show your CAMRA membership card.
The Red Lion
The Red Lion is one of Weymouth’s finest and most famous pubs. It serves a range of food such as seafood and burgers, as well as pub classics. You can view the menu here. It is recognized for being the pub nearest to the Weymouth R.N.L.I. and therefore known as the lifeboat man’s pub. They serve over 100 rums that commemorate the pub’s naval history. The pub was also the ‘Sailing team’s pub’ during the 2012 olympics!
The Galley Bistro is situated in pretty Hope Square just a few minutes’ short walk from the picturesque harbour in the heart of historic Weymouth. It is open from 10am until late, seven days a week (click here for opening times). The bistro is a family-run establishment, with emphasis placed on friendly service, a warm welcome and great quality, great value, delicious food. We look forward to meeting you! Galley Bistro offer a delicious main menu, as well as sunday carvery and of course a specials board.
The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn is part of the Hall and Woodhouse family and is located in the heart of Weymouth Harbour. This is one of the most beautiful pubs in Weymouth, thanks to its harbourside views from its upstairs seating. They serve a range of menus, including Sunday specials, a children’s and a pantry menu. They also have a bar which serves a huge variety of wines, beers, lagers and ciders, as well as gins and other spirits. The Ship Inn are highly commended – in November 2019, they won the Golden Broom Award as the Best Kept Watering Hole!