Visit Weymouth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Weymouth, Dorset. Here in 1763, it is said, the first bathing machine was used, and in 1789 came King George III to try out the new invention while the band played “God save the King”. He returned frequently, staying in what is now the Gloucester Hotel; and, thus honoured, the port which had sent 20 ships to help Edward III besiege Calais and six to resist the Armada, grew rapidly into one of the most handsome resorts in the South-West. The king is commemorated by his equestrian figure cut in the chalk at Osmington, 3 miles North East of the town. Today Weymouth is Dorset's second largest town, it retains a remarkably good-looking sea-front, where long, tall, late-Georgian terraces back the wide Esplanade and sand-beach. The brightly painted Queen Victoria Jubilee Clock Tower fits in happily.
Nearby, No. 3 Trinity Street is converted from two early 17th-century cottages and has l7th-century furnishings. The narrow streets on either side of St Thomas Street are worth exploring. St Mary's Church (1817) is pleasant Georgian and contains a Last Supper painting by Sir James Thornhill(1675-1734), whose most famous works are the paintings in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. A good walk for views, especially over the naval base of Portland Harbour, is round the Nothe headland, from the end of the road on the south side of the harbour.
Immediately West of the Town Bridge the river bends North and widens as Radipole Lake, on which the Romans had a port.
Nearby towns: Bridport, Dorchester, Portland, Wareham
Nearby villages: Abbotsbury, Adderley, Audlem, Audley, Basford, Betley, Brownhills, Chatterley, Chebsey, Cheswardine, Eccleshall, Hales, Harecastle, Keele, Longport, Madeley, Madeley Heath, Maer, Market Drayton, Moreton Say, Mucklestone, Nantwich, Newcastle, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Norton in Hales, Onneley, Pershall, Pipe Gate, Standon, Sugnall, Swynnerton, Ternhill, Trent Vale, Walgherton, Weston, Whitmore, Wolstanton, Woore, Wybunbury
Have you decided to visit Weymouth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Weymouth bed and breakfast (a Weymouth B&B or Weymouth b and b)
- a Weymouth guesthouse
- a Weymouth hotel (or motel)
- a Weymouth self-catering establishment, or
- other Weymouth accommodation