Located on the southern coastline of England in the county of Dorset is the district of Weymouth & Portland. The district consists of the resort town of Weymouth and the tied island, the Isle of Portland. A Weymouth & Portland holiday is the ideal choice for those visitors who are looking for a trip that is packed with things to see and do, particularly of the watery variety! A Weymouth & Portland holiday rental cottage not only has all of the comforts of home it also provides you with some of the most stunning sea views to be found in the county of Dorset.
If you want a destination that is jam-packed with great activities to get your teeth into, then a Weymouth & Portland holiday is the perfect choice. Amongst the activities available in the area are sailing, fishing, swimming, surfing, water skiing, horse riding, golf, tennis, walking and cycling. Weymouth is also home to a wonderful Sea Life Centre and the Isle of Portland has both a Norman castle in the form of Rufus Castle and Portland Castle, a fortification built by King Henry VIII.
If you can tear yourself away from your comfortable Weymouth & Portland holiday rental cottage then there are some wonderful towns and cities to be explored in the surrounding area. An hour and a half’s journey will bring you to the historic coastal city of Southampton, where from the renowned Titanic made her fateful maiden voyage. Among the attractions worth visiting in the city are The Maritime Museum and a Medieval Merchant’s House which has been restored to resemble the way it did during the 14th century. If you are visiting the city in September and love the sea, then you will be able to enjoy the Southampton Boat Show which has over 1,000 boats of all shapes and sizes on display.
If you are considering booking a fabulous Weymouth & Portland holiday rental cottage then you will be privy to some warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Weymouth & Portland holiday tend to be July, August and September when the temperature during the day flutters between 18°C and 20°C. The cooler months of the year are January and February when the temperature during the day is around 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the district is 26 inches.
Travellers on a Weymouth & Portland holiday can land at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) which is approximately an hour’s journey away from the district. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Flybe and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), Exeter (EXT) and Edinburgh (EDI).
Weymouth & Portland Harbour in Dorset will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Weymouth & Portland Harbour for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.