Weymouth Travel Guide

  • A Trio Of Pubs Down By The Harbour
    A Trio Of Pubs Down By The Harbour
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  • Memorial To George III
    Memorial To George III
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    Weymouth beach shop
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Weymouth Things to Do

  • Nothe Fort

    Originally built around 1860 as a defence against a seaborne invasion that never came, the fort was constructed on three levels, which are easily accessed by stairs or lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large Victorian structure. There is also a café and restaurant facility and Gift...

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  • SEA LIFE Weymouth Adventure Park

    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...

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  • Go up Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower

    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...

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Weymouth Restaurants

  • It is against the law to eat in this...

    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...

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  • Great service and steak but bad oil !

    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...

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  • Don't expect good service

    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...

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Weymouth Nightlife

  • Something for everyone

    Rendezvous is in a prime spot on Weymouth harbour making it easy to find. It satisfies a lot of different tastes for a night out with DJ's and a nightclub feel upstairs and live music in a local pub feel on the lower ground floor. They have live music 3 times a week and also the locals favourites of karaoke and also a pub quiz. There are always...

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  • Metal cover bands

    A very friendly bunch of people young and old, all with the love of metal music some weekends but cool jazz for the older folk on Sundays. Halloween coming up soon again! This is the party place ! Everything is there.

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  • The real locals

    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...

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Weymouth Transportation

  • Heart of Wessex Day Ranger

    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 - Westbury - Parson Street / Severn Beach / Pilning / Bristol Parkway plus Patchway - Yate - Bristol Parkway - Swindon - Trowbridge - Chippenham - Bath Spa...

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  • Ferries to the Channel islands and St...

    Condor ferries operate from Weymouth harbour,offering regular services to the Channel islands and on to St Malo,France.

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  • Bus along the coast

    There is a bus every two hours that goes from Poole to Exeter along the beautiful Dorset coast. The views from the upper deck must be very good and at just £5.00+ for a day ticket a trip on the bus represents good value.

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Weymouth Shopping

  • Shop til you drop

    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.

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  • Where To Get Your Unique Souvenir(s)!

    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...

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  • Something For Everyone

    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...

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Weymouth Local Customs

  • Weymouth's Sand Sculptors - Past and...

    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...

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  • Chavs!

    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...

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Weymouth Warnings and Dangers

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    by johngayton Written Nov 29, 2010

    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!!

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Weymouth Tourist Traps

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    by Meadows11 Written Feb 24, 2005

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    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!

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Weymouth What to Pack

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    by Jenniflower Written Jun 10, 2007

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    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

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Weymouth Off The Beaten Path

  • A Beautiful Walk & View

    Take a trip down to the Nothe Gardens, and stroll accross the beautiful paths, whilst admiring the beautiful seaview. Spent this past New Years there and it was exceptionally peaceful. Usually best experienced during the early morning.

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  • Cerne Abbas

    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.

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  • Tank Museum

    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...

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Weymouth Sports & Outdoors

  • Weymouth Squash & Social Club

    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...

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  • Come On Down To The Wessex

    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!

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  • Weymouth "Pleasure Pier"

    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...

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  • Royal Oak - The Cheapest Beer In Town??

    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...

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  • Finding Your Way Around

    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...

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