"Seaside town with an island" Top 5 Page for this destination Weymouth by Britannia2
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This is a very interesting town - great English seaside but with a better feel to it than Bournemouth. Whereas Bournemouth has become a young persons town Weymouth has something for all ages. There is a real sense of history here - some Georgian buildings have stood the test of time well and the town is well laid out. It is the only town I can think of in the UK that has a seafront and harbour at the back of the town centre and this makes an interesting design of town.
Portland is reached via a causeway from Upton just outside Weymouth. A large island that is unlike any other in England with one central main village that straddles the island.
The most interesting part is Portland Bill where the famous lighthouse can be found.
The harbour is a working harbour with small coasters mixing with fishing vessles but mainly leisure craft including some great looking yachts. There are some wonderful houses around the harbour and some intersting looking pubs and cafes.
- Pros:Great for wandering around
- Cons:Difficult car parking in town but nothing else
- In a nutshell:A sense of history in both town and in Portland
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