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Located at Weymouth's Old Harbour, in beautiful Weymouth Dorset, is the Brewers Quay. What is a Quay? A Quay is a wharf or reinforced bank where ships are loaded or unloaded. Brewers Quay is a remodeled brewery housing an array of attractions and more than 20 specialty shops. The original brewery closed in 1985.
One of the more popular attractions at Brewers Quay is the Timewalk and Brewery Days attraction. Visitors follow in the footsteps of Miss Paws, the brewery cat, and her feline ancestors, to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of six hundred years of Weymouth and Portland's fascinating past. At the start of the tour, visitors watch the hands of an old clock spin counter-clockwise, to represent time turning back to the 14th century. During the tour, nineteen life-size scenes re-create the history of the area. The tour concludes at the tastings bar, where visitors have the opportunity to sample ales brewed on site by the Quay Brewery.
Updated Mar 22, 2007
As a man who likes lighthouses, Portland Bill is one of the best lighthouses I've ever seen. The location of the lighthouse and the unspoilt scenery makes you relaxed and peaceful. I really miss this place ...
Updated May 13, 2005
Phone: Telephone 01305 861233
West of Weymouth is the pretty village of Abbotsbury and here is the finest collection of swans I have ever seen. There has been a colony of swans here for over 600 years and they ae protected by the Chesil Beach. There are hundreds of swans here.
Very well laid walkways link various pens and nests and you can see the swans been fed at 12:00 and 16:00.
There is a play area for children, a cafe and a gift shop.
This is one of the most disabled friendly places we have ever visited - it was possible to take the car to the main area missing out a reasonably long walk and the paths were very whhelchair friendly. There is a discount for disabled people too.
One strange exhibit is Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb - the type of bomb that breached the dams in the Rhur in Germany in 1943. They were tested near to here but although interesting in my opinion they really belong in a museum.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: New Barn Road, Abbotsbury
Phone: 01305 871858
Built in 1887 to mark the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign, the clock was originally erected on a stone base on Weymouth sands and has never been moved. The paving from the promenade, which now surrounds it, was built in the 1920's.
Updated Mar 14, 2007
The Chesil Beach is 29 km long, 200 meters wide and 18 meters high. It connects the Isle Of Portland to Abbotsbury and further west to West Bay. The beach is very steep and forms a clear storm beach that protects Weymouth and the village of Cheswell from winds and waves.
At the Isle of Portland end the beach curves sharply to form Chesil Cove.
Updated Oct 21, 2006
Monkey World is the setting for the popular TV shows Monkey Business and Monkey Life. It is set amongst the woodland of Dorset and provides sanctuary in 65 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, including a Woodland Walk. On the site there is also a café and indoor and outdoor play areas for children.
The centre holds over 150 primates including over 50 chimpanzees - the largest such group outside Africa, gibbons, lemurs, macaques, squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, marmosets and woolly monkeys mostly in large open enclosures with indoor and outdoor viewing areas.
Monkey World was started in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home and now takes in apes for rehabilitation, animals rescued from all over the world (from experimental labs, circuses, beach photographers, the pet trade).
July and August: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September to June: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Updated Jul 2, 2011
Address: Ape Rescue Centre, Wool, Dorset
Phone: +44 (0) 1929 462537
There are some good walks to be made at Portland Bill around the light house and headland.
There is a large car park and some reasonably good public toilets. There is a cafe and a pub also here.
The light house contains a visitor centre.
Written Jul 29, 2006
Since 1983 Weymouth Sea Life Park’s mix of indoor and outdoor attractions has been a great day out, attractions include: - Otter Sanctuary, Seal Sanctuary, Penguin Sanctuary, Tropical Shark Nursery, Bay of Ray’s, National Seahorse Breeding & Conservation Centre and the Splash and Crab.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SX
Phone: 01305 788255
The fort was originally built around 1860 as a defence against a seaborne invasion that never came. Nothe had 12 gun batteries and over 70 rooms on three levels. Today it has many displays and life-size dummies illustrating life in the fort and Weymouth’s part in World War II. There is also a collection of weapons – from huge coastal guns to side arms – and another of military vehicles.
Written Oct 19, 2004
Address: The Nothe, Weymouth
Phone: 01395 787243
As mentioned on my Weymouth Intro page Weymouth international kite festival is held every year on the 1st and 2nd of May. Worth seeing this specticle for the sheer number of kites that are on the beach. How they do not clash is beyond me. Seem to be taken very seriously by all those concerned.
Written Feb 7, 2005
Address: Weymouth beach
Phone: 01206 271489
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