Lovely busy seaside town with so much close by..
Traffic congestion particularly in the summer
Good old fashioned British seaside resort.
We also went to SEA LIFE Weymouth adventure park coz it was only £18 for both attractions adventure park + the Weymouth Tower that just opened), and we were staying 4 days so it made sense to do both.Love this park! Loads of splash play areas (I have a 3 year old), and live animal feeds with the Seals and Penguins up close. Will definitely...more
I just went up the Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower!It was cool, its in the middle of the main weymouth bay and you see all the way to portland too. I didn't realise it went so high, but you have seats, and audio telling you all about the sites you see so it's quite entertaining. It lasts about 1/2 hour, and is good for £6, must do if you are in Weymouth on...more
Head out of Weymouth in the direction of Wool and you will see signs to the Tank Museum.What can I possibly say except it's good for a couple of hours... and that it is FULL of tanks... big one, little ones and every size, shape and colour inbetween! If you like tanks you will love this place.Personally, I must admit I did get a little tanked-out...more
The Sunday evening carvery at the Rembrandt was recommended to my sister and I as good quality and...more
I've stayed in the Prince Regent a few times due to it being one of the larger hotels in weymouth...more
The first thing you will notice about The Fairhaven Hotel is how dated it looks. The walls clash...more
I should have known better than to eat in a 'licensed restaurant' with a pale green net Austrian blind draped in the window...I wrongly assumed that the cafe's and restaurants behind the main Esplanade would offer better deals than the more expensive, very busy places with a view of the sea. Especially on a Saturday before the last August bank...more
Friendly and classy. An extensive menu covering seafood and steak. The waiter was meticulous in his attention.Because of the quality of attention and the food I did not complain. The veg tasted off which was confusing. The next day I was very sick as was my partner from the veg. We concluded it was fried in stale used cooking oil that made the veg...more
Long tables on 2 floors. Pizzas are paper thin served on a chopping board with a pizza cutter. The place is so noisy you can barely hear yourself talk! The pizzas have many choices of toppings mainly different from the norm. I do not think eating out on the equivalent to a pub garden bench is nice.You have to find your own cutlery and...more
Day or night it is so friendly. A fisherman's retreat with all the fishing paraphernalia hanging around blended with original soul music posters from the 60's.They have karaoke on Friday nights, Live bands Saturdays and a mix of entertaining amateurs on Sundays. A few weeks ago we went on an afternoon and saw them giving out medals for the largest...more
If you are in Weymouth and want to explore north of Weymouth there is rover ticket called a Heart of Wessex Day Ranger. Available after 08.20 this ticket allows unlimited travel between Weymouth - Castle Cary - Bristol TM plus Swindon - Bath Spa/Trowbridge. Cost is £19.00 or child £9.50. If you hold a railcard the price is £12.55. (2013 prices).more
This busy beach and harbour town has a thriving commercial area with a variety of High Street chain shops like M&S, TK Max, Peacocks,Animal, Debenhams and Poundland. As well as supermarkets, and many small private shops which provide an attractive balance. You can buy pretty much anything here, including food picnic treats for on the beach.more
This is an eye-catching little commercial art gallery on the edge of the old harbour which specialises in showcasing the works of local artists. Exhibits include original paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and glass and whilst everything is for sale you are free to just browse at your leisure.Prices are quite reasonable considering...more
Wandering the pedestrianised central streets you'll notice just how undeveloped the town is - as if the 1960's planners who ruined the character of so many other towns and cities had somehow bypassed the place. The shops here are a delight. There is, as expected, branches of the various National chains on New Bond Street, St Thomas Street and St...more
Since the 1920's one of the beach attractions has been the summer exhibitions of sand sculptures. This was started by a guy called Fred Darrington and evolved from a local custom of lads drawing pictures in the sand as the tide retreated in the hope of earning a few coppers from passersby - a bit like modern "pavement artists". Fred took it one...more
Despite are strong resistance, the town like many others in England, seems to be getting swamped by the Chav and chav culture. Kitted out in there burberry caps worn at an impossible angle, the thick gold chain on the outside of their tracksuit jackets; the adidas track trousers tucked in to the white socks over which are their sparkling, almost...more
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One of my favourite pubs in Weymouth is the Dolphin on Park Street, just across from the train station. This is always a welcoming pub and ideal for that first beer when I get off the train, and then again for a quick one or two before catching the train back. It is owned by the excellent Hopback brewery whose "Summer Lightning" is one of my favourite beers.
It was therefore a bit of a shock on my last visit to find that it had no draught beer on offer and a scant selection of bottled. The chatty barman apologetically informed me that there had been a problem with the delivery and they wouldn't have any until the weekend.
Doing a little post trip research I find that this has been quite a regular occurence recently - maybe they haven't been paying their bills??
But never mind the pub is still little corner local with a good atmosphere and I made do with a couple of the breweries bottled Taiphoon beers which, with its coriander and cumin flavourings, was a tasty alternative.
The pub is also a small hotel with five en-suite rooms and offers freebie WiFi and I'd certainly consider staying there if I ever need an overnight stop - but I'd phone first to check the beer situation!!
There is a rubbishy little 'steam train' that surfaces to grab the groccles cash every summer. Going up and down the promenade at a snail like pace, it is the most unenjoyable, waste of money exploitation ever! Enjoy.
Unique Suggestions: Jump Underneath It!
Fun Alternatives: Walk!
Luggage and bags:
Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
The Cerne Giant is nearly 60m high and 51m wide. It is one of 3 ancient figures cut into the English chalk downlands. The others being the Long Man of Wilmington and the Uffington White Horse in Berkshire.This clearly phallic image is belived to be 1500 years old and is thought to represent the Roman god Hercules.more
The world's largest collection of armoured vehicles, from WWI to the Gulf War. Over 300 tanks from 26 countries as well as medals, rifles etc.You enter through a mock-up of a trench, an officer's office, field hospital and as you enter the main hall you are confronted by a huge tank bearing down over you. Very good displays. Large indoor halls hold...more
Squash- personally never played it... rubbish game. I am assured that this goes on here though. I am however in a position to give advise on the social bit of this club, as we often head here for a lunch time pint with it being the closest place to work.It is a great place for a quiet pint, espescially during the day as it is usually empty. That...more
Come down to the Wessex Stadium and watch Weymouth FC. A fabulous and friendly outfit, we are one of the biggest non league clubs in the country. With an illustrious history, and having recently gone full time you are sure to enjoy a feast of football along with over 1000 other fans!more
Something Weymouth doesn't do very well is its provision of a traditional seaside resort pier. There is a pier, completed in 1933, which is mostly a commercial one, built to service the ferries and cargo vessels, and what is called "The Pleasure Pier", but all that really consists of is a piece of concrete jutting out into the bay with a cafe and...more
There are actually two Royal Oaks in town, one on Dorchester Road and this one here on Custom House Quay. I don't know anything about the Dorchester Road one but this one seems a friendly enough pub and has a great location on the quayside.Unfortunately on the grey May Monday that I visited the place was devoid of customers apart from one other guy...more
Weymouth has quite a compact town centre with its harbour and river running through the middle and its beaches skirting the coast. The streets are simply laid out and easily walkable without getting lost but if do need them there's plenty of these useful maps at strategic locations around the town and on the promenade. These show all the main...more