Weymouth & Picturesque Dorset 7 Days - Berkeley
Weymouth is one of Britain's oldest seaside resorts, made popular by George III whose statue stands on the promenade. It has just about everything one could ask for in a seaside town: a lovely curving bay with soft sands, a fascinating harbour with interesting old pubs and cottages, the remains of a Tudor castle, some engaging architecture, a wide variety of shops and plenty to entertain both day and night. Add to this a bird reserve which is almost in the centre of town, a museum, an indoor swimming pool and lots of boat trips and you are sure to have an absorbing holiday.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Dorchester, Bridport & Abbotsbury
Dorchester was Thomas Hardy’s home and his “Casterbridge”. The County Museum (entry fees apply) has a reconstruction of his study./nBridport's wide streets were once filled with rope and twine being twisted in great lengths. The restored old town hall is free to look around./nIn Abbotsbury village are many thatched cottages, a Tithe Barn museum and a church whose pulpit was damaged by gunfire in the Civil War./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Poole & Bournemouth
The Georgian port of Poole has the second largest natural harbour in the world and provides an incredible range of maritime activities./nRedeveloped Poole Quay hosts the local museum, a pottery, a variety of pubs and restaurants, and the RNLI museum (fees may apply)./nThe visitor centre provides details of a one-hour walking tour of the Old Town, known as the Cockle Trail./nBournemouth sits on spectacular cliffs looking down upon miles of golden sand. "Chines" in the cliffs lead to the gardens and shore./nRussell-Cotes Gallery & Museum houses many important art works and a collection of Japanese antiques (entry fees apply)./nAs befits a traditional resort, there is a pier and an aquarium (entry fees apply). Bournemouth is also renowned for its varety of shops./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Full Day - Wareham & Swanage
The pretty, riverside town of Wareham has over 2000 years of history and is perfect for browsing unique shops and surrounding yourself with rolling hills and beautiful views./nThe Tank Museum tells the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day (entry fees apply)./nLulworth Castle offers breathtaking views over the Dorset countryside, and the park is home to the historically significant Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Mary's (fees may apply)./nThis traditional Victorian seaside town is set at the heart of Purbeck and built around a beautiful bay./nPerfect for relaxation with a 'blue flag' quality beach and the fabulous Dorset countryside ready to explore./nSwanage town centre has plenty of independent shops waiting to be discovered as well as a range of cafes and tea shops./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
This original Georgian building is splendidly situated with wonderful views of Weymouth's sweeping bay from the hotel and some of the bedrooms. All 51 bedrooms have private shower and WC, hair dryers, central heating, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Entertainment is provided seven evenings per week in the downstairs bar lounge with a choice of live entertainment or quiz. Please note that this hotel operates fixed meal sittings with breakfast at 8.30am and dinner at 6.00pm.