Weymouth Tourist Information
Planning your holidays in Weymouth? Look no further than We are Weymouth, your online Weymouth tourist information centre. We provide comprehensive listings for everything that is going on in Weymouth and Portland. Browse the town’s events, shops, restaurants, things to do and accommodation.
Holidays in Weymouth
A walk alongside Weymouth Harbour is like turning back the clock. Boasting pubs, restaurants and of course those ever-alluring fish and chip shops, Weymouth Harbour is the historic heart of the town. Take a tour of the fascinating Tudor House for an insight into Weymouth during its heyday as a port for the whole nation. Just around the corner is the recently-renovated Brewers Quay and Hope Square, a continental-style square where people can dine al-fresco and watch the world go by.
A stroll around the Harbour to Weymouth Marina takes in the colourfully painted town houses and the Weymouth Town Bridge. Be sure to catch one of its scheduled lifting times to see the draw bridge in its full glory as it rises up to lets boats through the harbour.
You will find two thriving business communities – north and south of Weymouth Harbour. An eclectic mix of quirky independents and national favourites trade north of the Harbour, while the independent businesses lying south of the Harbour celebrate Weymouth’s heritage and history.
Weymouth is a sand and shingle beach and stretches for 3 miles along the coastline. Weymouth Beach is often listed as one of the most beautiful, family-friendly beaches in the British Isles. Popular with families and boasting shallow bathing waters, there is a wide variety of activities and entertainment on the sands. Walk along the Esplanade from the vibrant Greenhill Gardens to the lively Weymouth Pavilion.
South of the Harbour, you will find Nothe Fort, a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Surrounded by a mix of quality independent pubs, bars and cafes. The Fort is one of Weymouth’s major attractions and a popular area for outdoor events.
Weymouth Town Map
Best Hotels in Weymouth
Weymouth has always been a favourite English holiday destination. Its beautiful safe, sandy beaches, rich heritage and spectacular Jurassic coastline have made it a firm favourite choice for families. Weymouth’s wide variety of indoor and outdoor attractions, family-friendly activities and events and seaside accommodation makes the town a perfect destination.
Weymouth’s range of hotels, B&Bs and campsites offer something for everyone. From townhouses, picture-postcard cottages, hostels, budget chains and traditional seaside guest houses through to luxury boutique hotels. Staying in Weymouth is a treat in itself! There’s plenty of options to suit every pocket and occasion when looking where to stay in Weymouth. The accommodation listed on our website can also be found in our Weymouth Accommodation Guide.
Portland Tourist Information
Easily accessible by road, public transport and cycle paths, the Isle of Portland is an explorers island just waiting to be discovered. It’s rugged landscape, stunning coastline and fascinating history certainly sets it apart as a unique place to visit. The unique nature of Portland means that, while it is connected to the mainland by a scenic causeway, it is the perfect escape from everyday hustle and bustle.
Isle of Portland Map
Made up of Chiswell, Fortuneswell, Castletown, Southwell and Easton, each area of this small island – just four and a half miles long and one and three-quarter miles wide – has something different to offer. Walkers revel in and around the island coast path. Take the scenic stretch leading to the most southerly point of the island where you will see the famous Portland Bill lighthouse and two lesser-known lighthouses. Or you can walk along the old Portland railway from Castletown to Fortuneswell and reward yourself with breathtaking views of Chesil Beach from the Portland Heights viewpoint after a steep climb.
Shoppers will be intrigued by the range of independent shops on offer in Easton. With many of them dotted around Easton Square, the colourful backdrop of Easton Square Gardens offers a perfect outdoor spot for relaxation after a shopping session.
Quarrying is still an industry on the Isle of Portland and the stone is highly valued. It has been used in many London landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the National Gallery.
Portland is rife with history. Look out for pirate graves as you make your way to Church Ope Cove, often thought to be the island’s most scenic bay. Alongside the path leading to this charming perfectly crescent-shaped cove dotted with colourful beach huts, is Rufus Castle. This ruined castle dates from the late 15th century and is Portland’s oldest castle. The others are Portland Castle, looked after by English Heritage and open to the public and Pennsylvania Castle which is available for private hire.
A visit to Portland Museum will enable you to find out more about the history of the island. The collection in this museum is built around four distinct “themes” that represent all that Portland is famous for; sea, stone, archaeology and famous people connected with the island.