Weymouth is a small town located in the county of Dorset, positioned on the coast of the English Channel. The town is on the edge of a bay along River Wey, and is a hub for tourists. Weymouth is close to the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, as well as Portland Harbour, which was the venue for sailing events at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Nothe Fort, Chesil Beach and Weymouth Beach are the major crowd-pullers in the region while Weymouth Sea Life Tower is an observation deck that offers panoramic views of the English Channel. Weymouth hosts an International Kite Festival every summer.
Weymouth has a tourist-led economy but the town also has a number of serviced offices with notable companies, such as the fashion giant New Look, operating from headquarters in Weymouth. The town also has jewellery designers and cleaning services along with marketing companies and consultants. A number of performing arts companies have taken up space in Weymouth alongside catering companies and financial advisors.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are a number of theme parks including Fantasy Fun Island Park and Weymouth White Water, which offer adventure sports experiences to locals and tourists. Fathom and Blues have everything from live-acts to water-sports while Weymouth Pavilion adds high culture with its theatre and performing art events. Weymouth has a lot to offer for diners with places like Floods Restaurant serving seafood in a contemporary setting. There is European cuisine at The Dining Room while Waffle On is an American fast-food establishment. For traditional British cooking, there is The Handmade Pie & Ale House, while Spanish food lovers can head to The Crow’s Nest in the Square.
Weymouth railway station is the main connection to National Rail services. There are a number of local bus services for getting around town, while commuters leaving the city can choose from one of the many coach services available. Taxis operate throughout the town, adding an additional and convenient means of getting about if you are not driving yourself.