Weymouth & Delightful Dorset
- Duration: 7 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TCRU8525
- Travel Type: Coach
Popular Weymouth is a grand dame of a resort with a wonderful sandy shore, historic harbour and the unique Nothe Gardens, the town's Victorian sub-tropical garden overlooking the bay. Enjoy views of Portland to the right and Swanage in the distance to the left. Weymouth’s history is fascinating. Look up just about anywhere in town and you’ll see some historical feature – from locally carved stonemasonry and gargoyles to wooden décor or construction dates on the fronts of strangely shaped buildings. With the European award-winning coastline of dramatic cliffs, quiet coves, shingle banks and sandy beaches, Dorset offers an unrivalled variety of moods and scenery. Click here for Easter in Weymouth
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 After joining your holiday coach, head south via Winchester to your resort hotel stopping for refreshment opportunities. Check in for 4 or 6 nights. Breakfast & dinner
Day 2 - 4 (or 6) At leisure in Weymouth with two or three included excursions
From your well located hotel at the top of the town centre, enjoy time at lesiure to explore Weymouth. Take a wander around Weymouth's beautiful historic harbour during your stay - it is a great place to while away the hours and watch all the comings and goings...luxury yachts, fishing trawlers, tall ships and RNLI Lifeboats. Visit Brewer's Quay which is full of arts, crafts and antique shops.There are all sorts of shops to be found in Weymouth's town centre from traditional seaside rock to fashion and books, from small independent retailers to well-known high street names.
During your stay your driver may be able to offer you an optional boat trip out on Weymouth Bay (weather permitting) passing by Nothe Fort built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour
Isle of Purbeck, Swanage & Lulworth Cove
Enjoy a relaxing excursion around the Dorset coastline. Meander through the Isle of Purbeck with views of Corfe Castle on the way to the popular resort of Swanage. This small town surrounds a beautiful curved bay offering a lovely seaside experience with a difference. Your driver will offer you an optional ride on The Swanage Railway which offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. The day finishes with a visit to Lulworth Cove, with its steeply shelving, shingle beach.
Bridport, West Bay & Sidmouth
Bridport is a lively and vibrant market town with a rich, rope-making heritage and a tremendous reputation for arts, culture, events and food. The town is a hive of activity with an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and restaurants that give the town a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. Wednesday is market day where visitors can find all manner of goods, local food, antiques, bric-a-brac, plants and books. Just a mile to the south of Bridport is West Bay - a charming fishing village located on one of the most dramatic stretches of the Jurassic Coast. West Bay has become popular in recent years as host to ITV’s smash hit Drama Broadchurch. Onto Sidmouth full of Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops. Nestling beneath majestic red cliffs backed by the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley and well worth a visit.
Abbotsbury Swannery & Subtropical Gardens (7 days only)
Visit the unique Abbotsbury Swannery, the world's only managed colony of nesting Mute swans. Spread over 25 acres located on the dramtic Dorset coast, the Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks in 1040 and is now one of Dorset's most popular wildlife sites. The site is fully accessible and there is a cafe on site. Abbotsbury is also home to the wonderful Subtropical Gardens with its mixture of formal and informal flowers, charming Victorian Garden and many exotic and unusual flowers. There is a plant centre and coffee shop on site. NB Much of the garden is fully accesible but there are some gravel paths which may be difficult to negotiate
Return Day After breakfast, head back homewards.
The Crown Hotel, Weymouth
Well located at the top of Weymouth's town centre, next to the Town Bridge, this friendly, traditional 2* hotel overlooks the historic fishing harbour. Comfortable guestrooms are simply furnished and feature TV and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant and bar as well as a residents' lounge on where entertainment take place on some evenings. There is also a quiet lounge on the first floor. There is a lift to all floors (some internal steps to some bedrooms)