WEYMOUTH is one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside resorts with a fine Georgian sea front, esplanade and award winning golden sands. Just steps away, the quaint, colourful quayside harbour offers gift shops, alfresco dining, crabbing, antiques emporiums and award winning fish and chips.
DORCHESTER is not only the county town of Dorset, its also the birthplace of famous author and poet Thomas Hardy. Explore its market and shops and perhaps the County Museum and at the Courthouse Museum you can learn more of the town’s grizzly history and the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY has been here of over 980 years and was established by Benedictine Monks. This is a unique experience as its the only place in the world where you can walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. From mid-May the Swannery pathways and streams are filled with baby swans
PORTLAND BILL is a place like no other. At the most southerly point of the Isle of Portland you’ll find a large, open stretch of land with fishermen’s huts, spectacular lighthouses and a rocky shoreline that is part of the Jurassic Coast.
Enjoy a CRUISE from Weymouth around to Portland Harbour, viewing the 2012 Olympic Sailing venues and if you’re lucky your boat may accompanied by a dolphin or two!
SHERBORNE CASTLE was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and has been a family home since 1617. The house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History with nationally important collections of furniture, paintings and porcelain. Outside the Grade I listed Garden was one of Capability Brown’s first commissions giving us a magnificent English Landscape Garden which survives largely unaltered.