Weymouth & Portland
A visit to Weymouth itself reveals the award-winning beach and a seafront that retains many of the traditions associated with the British seaside family holiday, including Punch and Judy, donkey rides, a merry go round and pedaloes.
Portland, host venue for the sailing events for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is an ideal place to visit for a range of activities. The waters provide the perfect setting for angling, kite-surfing, diving and sailing. It's also a fantastic location for rock climbing.
Portland's unique geology provide a home for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life.
Birch House is located away from bustle of Weymouth town centre, a short walk from the RSPB Radipole Lake Nature Reserve.
Dorchester is a market town situated just five miles away from Weymouth. Immortalised as "Casterbridge", the fictional town featured in Hardy's novels, Dorchester continues to act as an agricultural centre for the area.
On the outskirts of Dorchester lies one of the most important Roman sites in England and the largest hill fort in Europe, Maiden Castle. Other attractions include the Maumbury Rings, once home to bloody gladiatorial battles and the more peaceful, Athelhampton House with its spectacular gardens.
It may be easier to list what isn't on offer in Dorset.
If you are looking to explore a unique part of England that offers spectacular beaches and magnificent countryside with a vibrant events calendar and fantastic attractions then book a holiday to Dorset!
There is no end to the activites on offer and sights to explore from historic castles to stunning coastline. Coupled with so many places to treat the taste buds with fresh, local and award winning produce.
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