Weymouth, located at the heart of the World Heritage Coast, has so much to offer the visitor. Weymouth varies from a rich heritage heartland with historical buildings and Georgian Seafront, to a bustling modern town centre complemented by quaint side streets with traditional pubs, contemporary bars, cafés and restaurants. Weymouth’s picturesque harbour boasts fishing boats, yachts, catamarans and the high-speed Condor Ferries making day trips to the Channel Islands and St Malo in France.
Just a few hundred metres from Weymouth’s town centre, is the Swannery and RSPB Nature Reserve and a host of indoor and outdoor attractions open all year. With excellent wind conditions all year round the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are a Mecca for windsurfers and dinghy sailors, and divers come to the area to explore the wrecks lying around the coast.
Things to see and do
* Brewers Quay and Timewalk Journey
* Weymouth Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary
* Nothe Fort
* Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
* Bennetts Water Gardens
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – sq km
Population – 53,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – The port of Weymouth is located in downtown Weymouth.
Transport Links - Weymouth is regularly served by trains from London Waterloo and Bristol. National Express operate a coach service to and from Weymouth's Seafront. Services run to London Victoria, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol with connections to other locations from those towns. Condor Ferries operate a direct ferry service from Jersey and Guernsey. Easy connections can be made with the St Malo (France) ferry at Jersey. The ferry terminal is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Services to Cherbourg by fast or traditional ferry are provided by Brittany Ferries from Poole. There are good rail, bus and road links between Poole and Weymouth.
A regular bus service is provided by both First and Sureline, within the area. There are also plenty of taxis available in Weymouth.