Weymouth attractions

Weymouth attractions

WeymouthFrom Weymouth you can explore the beautiful scenery of the South Downs, the museums, castles, historic houses and ancient monuments of the area, and the market towns and villages of the south of England. Dorset boasts rolling hills, glorious countryside and sandy beaches along a beautiful coastline. Dorchester is the county town, situated in the south of the county, about 130 miles from London.

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Attractions Portland Museum, 217 Wakeham, Portland, DT5 1HS, Dorset. Tel: 01305 821804. Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime. About 5 miles south of Weymouth.

Portland Museum

Attractions Portland Castle, Dorset - DT5 1AZ. Toilets: Accessible WC. Shop: Level access. Snacks available from shop. Picnics welcome in grounds. Access to castle and Captain's House. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 4 miles south of Weymouth. Overlooking Portland Harbour in Castleton, Isle of Portland.

Portland Castle

Attractions Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF. The fort was built in 1860 to protect Portland's harbour, which was then becoming an important Royal Navy base. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used by the British and Americans. www.fortressweymouth.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Weymouth.

Nothe Fort

Attractions Brewer's Quay, Weymouth. Tel: 01305 777622. Re-developed Victorian Brewery, in the Old Harbour now housing the award winning Time Walk and indoor Shopping Village. Admission charges apply to the Time Walk Museum. Location: In the centre of Weymouth.

Time Walk Museum

Attractions Jordan Hill Roman Temple, Weymouth. The foundations of a 4th-century Romano-Celtic temple. English-Heritage. Located 2 miles NE of Weymouth off A353.

Jordan Hill Roman Temple

Attractions Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ. Tel: 01305 262366 (Custodian). Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. National Trust. Charges apply. About 8 miles north of Weymouth.

Hardy's Cottage

Attractions The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester, Dorset. A spectacular re-creation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures. The current exhibition of Tutankhamun follows the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition which was shown in London at the British Museum in 1972. www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk. About 7 miles north of Weymouth.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

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