Area Guide - Weymouth
Weymouth is one of the busiest and most visited tourist towns on the South Coast during the months of July and August. The town is most famous for its extensive esplanade that borders much of the seafront and dates back to Georgian times.
Weymouth is also well known for its sailing heritage and has been chosen as the venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. Accommodation for the Olympic Sailing Events in Weymouth will be in high demand so we recommend you book as early as possible if you want to see the action.
Things to do / Local Attractions
Nothe Fort is located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour and is a popular family destination with stunning views of the Jurassic coast. The fort is a series of underground passageways set on three levels which are easily accessed by means of a lift. Built in Victorian times, Nothe Fort is now one of Weymouths most popular tourist attractions and you dont need to be a military enthusiast to enjoy it either. But beware the fort is haunted!
For more information: http://www.nothefort.org.uk/
Bennett's Water Gardens
Bennetts Water gardens is located in the Chickerell area of Weymouth. There are eight acres of gardens to visit with National & International Plant Collections of Water Lilies, flowering from late spring through to autumn. The gardens hold one of the most outstanding displays of water lilies in Britain and has a Monet style Japanese Bridge as the centrepiece.
For more information: http://www.waterlily.co.uk
Weymouth Pavillion is a theatre complex owned and operated by Weymouth & Portland borough council and built on Weymouth Pier. Weymouth Pavillion complex hosts a variety of shows throughout the year. A new cafe opened in the Pavilion Foyer in 2010, named "The Ritz" after the earlier theatre on this site.
For more information: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/weymouthpavilion
Tudor House Museum
The Tudor House museum is based near Brewers Quay in the Old Harbour area of Weymouth. The house itself was built around 1600 and originally stood on the edge of an inlet from the harbour. It is believed to have been a merchants house and is furnished as the home of an early seventeenth century middle class family.
Group visits can be arranged throughout the year. School parties are especially welcome. The tour is adapted to topics in Key Stage 2 of the National curriculum for the study of Tudor and Stuart times.
For more information: http://www.weymouthcivicsociety.org/index_files/Page770.htm
Discovery is an interactive science museum in Brewers Quay. There are over 60 hands on exhibits for children (and the rest of the family!) to enjoy, which cover a wide variety of experiences. The exhibits are spread across six different rooms and there is plenty to keep you occupied.
The museum is open seven days a week from March to September. Opening times vary at other times of the year so it is best to telephone ahead at these times to avoid disappointment.
For more information: http://www.discoverdiscovery.co.uk