Situated in the county of Dorset, Weymouth is a seaside town situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Weymouth is the largest town in Dorset following the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole.
The resort is one of the UK's first modern tourist destinations, after King George III's brother, the Duke of Gloucester built a grand residence there, Gloucester Lodge. Furthermore, the King made Weymouth his summer holiday residence on fourteen occasions between 1789 and 1805.
Weymouth's stunning Georgian seafront offers a superb backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand. The views from the bay are impressive, stretching across the horizon taking in the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Weymouth's beautiful sandy beaches, rich heritage and spectacular coastline make it a firm favourite holiday destination.
More about Weymouth:
-Visit during December to experience a magical night as Weymouth hosts one of the biggest New Year's Eve parties anywhere!
-The Pavilion Theatre was built in 1960 on a peninsula of reclaimed land between the harbour and the esplanade, after the Ritz Theatre was destroyed by fire in 1954.
Dorchester – The historic, county town of Dorset has much to offer its visitors, boasting a wide range of family attractions, independent retailers and delicious eateries. This thriving market town has famous connections with Thomas Hardy and Roman Britain and makes for a fantastic day out.
Isle of Portland – Portland's unique geology and its position are ideal for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life. So, if you enjoy bird-watching then Portland is the perfect place for you. Plus there are fifty seven species of butterfly that occur in the British Isles and over half of these can be seen on Portland!
Poole – Poole is a popular tourist resort, attracting visitors to its natural harbour, history, the Lighthouse arts centre and Blue Flag beaches. The RNLI headquarters are located in Poole and the Royal Marines have a base in the town’s harbour.