Area Guide - Weymouth
Weymouth is arguably one of the UKs most beautiful seaside resorts. Being on the South Coast it benefits from sunny days and a warm climate. This coastal town is also the gateway to Weymouth to the Jurassic Coast and is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful coastline. There are so many activities available in Weymouth from windsurfing to kayaking to horse riding to stone carving, however it is the place to relax especially strolling along the beach or enjoying the harbour!
Weymouth is also well known for its sailing heritage and hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing events.
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.
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