Redcliff Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Weymouth

Phone Number: 01305 784682

Mobile Number: (+44)07753209208

The Complete Guide to Visiting Weymouth and Portland Part Two

Our Guide to weymouth continues below.


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Old Weymouth

Weymouth has a rich and cultural history. It’s a seaside town that began way back in 1571. This means you can get a piece of history and great stories to tell your friends.

Weymouth was the port of departure for many ships that sailed to the US. Weymouth also suffered in the English Civil War. The Pavilion opened in 1908 but was destroyed in 1954 by a fire. It was rebuilt in 1960.

Smuggling was prominant in Osmington Mills and Lulworth after an increase in tax on spirits in 1751.

King George III liked to holiday at  Weymouth and the Lodge he purchased became the Gloucester Hotel which is now converted into apartments.

The Nothe Fort was built in 1860 by inmates from Portland Prison.

The Jubilee Clock located on King Street was built to commemorate the 50-year reign of Queen Victoria in 1887.

Find out more about the history of Weymouth here.


Planning Your Itinerary

When you visit Weymouth, it’s a good idea to plan your itinerary. Here are a few great ideas for places to visit and things to do.

Itinerary Ideas

Plan a series of ancient landmarks and historical sites. You can include castles and abbeys too. You can also consider visiting the Dorset Military Trail for a bit of history. From here you can visit the coast area and even the countryside to see animals.

Here are some itinerary ideas to get you started.

Castles and Abbeys

Houses & Gardens

Ancient Sites and Landmarks

Coast and Countryside

Dorset Military Trail

Dorset on a Budget

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast

Family Fun

Literary Dorset

Wet Weather Ideas

Foodie Dorset

Just the Two of Us


Recommended Tours

Here are a few great tours that you can take part in while visiting Weymouth:

Weymouth Bay Rib Charters

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Tel: 07872 140 753

Adventure 4 All

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Tel: 07870 659081

Sirius Charters

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Tel: 07767 305073

Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire

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Tel: 01305 836428

Coastline Cruises

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Tel: 01305 785000


Recommended Walks

There are plenty of walks to take part in when you visit Weymouth. These include the South West Coast Path and the Portland Quarry Trails. You can also visit the Rodwell Trail as this is very popular with pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists.

These walks will take you from Weymouth and across the Jurassic coast where you can discover breathtaking fossils museums and landmarks.

The South West Coast Path

The Coast from the Sea

Orcombe Point

Ladram Bay

Sidmouth Museum

The Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs

The Ammonite Graveyard

Fossil Hunting

Chesil Beach

Tout Quarry and the West Weares

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Fossil Forest

The Lulworth Ranges

Durlston Country Park

Handfast Point


Boat Trips from Weymouth

If you want to take a boat trip, consider ferries that go to the Channel Islands. There are even boats that go to France. It’s a great idea and a wonderful trip to take with the family. You can also take local boat trips and ferry rides for the day.

Ferries depart from Weymouth to the following destinations:

Channel Islands / France / Jersey and Guernsey

Local Boat Trips can take you around Weymouth landmarks including:

Chesil Beach / The Fleet nature reserve / The Isle of Portland / Pulpit Rock / Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove

Condor Ferries

Ferry Steps - Weymouth Boat Trips

Fleet Observer Glass Bottom Boat

MV Freedom Accessible Boat Trips

Waverley Paddle Steamer

Deep Sea Boat Charter Weymouth


Important Tourist Information

Tourist Information

There are a number of tourist information points throughout Weymouth. You can download the map here to find the nearest one to where you are.

Visitor Guides

You can download various brochures and visitor guides here.

Weymouth Map

Download a map of Weymouth here

Portland Map

Download a map of Portland here

Getting to Weymouth

By Train

A direct line runs from London Waterloo to Weymouth. Trains also connect from Bristol and Bath. Go to traveline for more information about planning your journey by public transport.

Tel: 0871 200 2233

Travelline

By Bus

The Exeter to Poole Jurassic Coaster bus service stops at Weymouth. Buses also run from Dorchester. Go to traveline for more information about planning your journey by public transport.

Tel: 0871 200 2233

Travelline

By Road

You can drive to Weymouth on the A354 from Dorchester. Weymouth is also connected to the Isle of Purbeck and villages to its east by the A353. Plan your journey by road by visiting the AA Routeplanner.


A warm welcome from the Redcliff

We hope that this guide is helpful to you for when you visit Weymouth and Portland. The Redcliff Guest House offer comfortable accommodation at our welcoming bed and breakfast. Please visit our website to book your room with us. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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