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Going Out in Weymouth

About WeymouthAbout Weymouth

Considered Dorset’s third largest settlement, Weymouth is located on a sheltered bay at Rover Wey’s mouth. It is situated at the south of Dorchester, specifically 11 kilometers far from this town. As of 2018, there are 53,068 people living in Weymouth. This area is governed by the Dorset Council, and as of now, the Conservative Richard Dax is the elected Member of Parliament.

There are some famous people from Weymouth, too, and several of these people are writers. Some of these people are Thomas Hardy, writer of the novel Under the Greenwood Tree, and Joseph Dew, owner of The Southern Times, a local newspaper. Other notable personalities from Weymouth are Christopher Wren, James Thornhill, Taylor Penny, Joseph Spear and Thomas Fowell Buxton.

Depending mainly on tourism, there are a lot of tourist attractions in Weymouth. Some of these are Weymouth Beach, Nothe Fort, and Greenhill Gardens. Considered one of the top best tourist destinations in the area, Weymouth is a three-mile long beach with fine golden sand which is always rated the best beach in England. Tourists can also enjoy puppet shows, fairground rides, and donkey rides on this beach. There is no problem with going out in Weymouth because there are a lot of things to do in this place and a lot of areas to explore.

Visited by a lot of tourists every year, there are several restaurants in Weymouth people always enjoy and go back to. Some of these restaurants include The Hive Cafe, a vegan café, Crab House Café, the 2019 Winner of the Food Awards England, and Al Molo, which also earned the Diners Choice Award 2019. Along with these restaurants, there are different pubs in Weymouth that are worth a visit like The Nook, which has over 80 cocktails on their menu, Slug and Lettuce, boasting its wide selection of drinks, and Nautico Lounge, one of the most famous bars in town.

Places to eat in WeymouthPlaces to eat in Weymouth, Restaurants in Weymouth

Crustacean French Weymouth
French Weymouth
Marlboro Restaurant Seafood Weymouth
Marlboro Restaurant
Seafood Weymouth
Upstairs Downstairs Cafe Weymouth
Upstairs Downstairs
Cafe Weymouth
Mona’s Thai &Asian Cuisine Thai Weymouth
Mona’s Thai &Asian Cuisine
Thai Weymouth
Edge Restaurant & Cafe Cafe Weymouth
Edge Restaurant & Cafe
Cafe Weymouth
Wyke Regis Working Mens Club British Weymouth
Wyke Regis Working Mens Club
British Weymouth

Places to drink in Weymouth Places to drink in Weymouth, Pubs and Bars in Weymouth

The Royal Oak Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Royal Oak
Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Kings Arms Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Kings Arms
Pub/Bar Weymouth
Slug & Lettuce Pub/Bar Weymouth
Slug & Lettuce
Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Swan Wetherspoons Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Swan Wetherspoons
Pub/Bar Weymouth
Rendezvous & Royal Oak Pub/Bar Weymouth
Rendezvous & Royal Oak
Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Golden Lion Pub/Bar Weymouth
The Golden Lion
Pub/Bar Weymouth

A brief history of WeymouthA brief history of Weymouth

Weymouth is known to have a big role in the spread of the Black Death and the Georgian architecture’s development. This was also famous during the Second World War for it served as a major departure point for the Normandy Landings.

Weymouth is originally separated into two. The north side is called Melcombe Regis while the south is called Weymouth. These sides have differences, but they are similar in several aspects, too. In addition to that, The Black Death is thought to first come at the port in Melcombe Regis. Considered as rivals for trade and industry, Queen Elizabeth I grew tired of the rivalry, so she united the two towns, now known as Weymouth.

To protect the south Dorset from invasion during the 1530s, King Henry VIII built two device forts. The first one is the Sandsfoot Castle and the second one is the Portland Castle. These forts were located in Wyke Regis and Castletown, respectively. However, the Sandsfoot was abandoned early due to coastal erosion in 1665.

Moving on to the Civil War, Weymouth was deeply damaged. It gained peace when the Parliamentarians occupied the area, but the following year, Royalist cavalry captured Weymouth in August. This capture resulted in the death of more or less 250 people in the Crabchurch Conspiracy. After this phase, the Parliamentarians regained occupancy after a month and ruled here for the rest of the war.

Meanwhile, during the French Revolution, Weymouth became important military-wise. Troops were constructed and war men were housed in different locations within town.

During the modern times, Weymouth became a stopover for wounded soldiers during the First World War, and because of the town’s military importance, the Germans targeted Weymouth during the Second World War.

Popular things to do in WeymouthPopular things to do in Weymouth

Free things to WeymouthFree things to do in Weymouth

Great for kids in WeymouthGreat for kids in Weymouth

  • Spend some quality time with your family at Portland Bill Lighthouse - https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouse-visitor-centres/portland-bill-lighthouse-visitor-centre
  • Appreciate the anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun’s mummy at The Tutankhamun Exhibition - https://www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk/ 
  • Let children feed and cuddle newborn creatures in Abbotsbury Children’s Farm 
  • See firsthand the finest tank collection in the world at The Tank Museum - https://tankmuseum.org/ 
  • Experience the magnificent Camellia groves in the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens/ 

Great for dogs WeymouthGreat for dogs in Weymouth

  • RSPB Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
  • Minterne Gardens
  • Legacy Trail 1 - Around Lorton Meadows

Dog friendly bars in WeymouthDog friendly bars

  • Vivo Lounge
  • The Blue Raddle
  • The Sailor’s Return

Dog friendly restaurants in WeymouthDog friendly restaurants

  • The New Vic
  • Stone Pier Café
  • The Ship Inn

Did you know?Did you know?

William Thompson, in 1856, took an underwater photo in Weymouth Bay. This picture is said to be the first underwater snapshot ever in the world.

The 2012 Paralympic Games and the Summer Olympics that same year were held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Hidden gems of WeymouthThe hidden gems of Weymouth

Considered as one unusual site you’ll see during your visit in Weymouth, the cannonball in the wall is a piece of evidence left by the English Civil War. It may be a hunt for you to see this, but this gem is a round missile placed in the upper part of a stone wall around the corner of St Edmund Street and Maiden Street.

Unique to WeymouthUnique to Weymouth

There is a floating bath built in 1800 for the Royal family. Placed alongside Weymouth Pier, there are three small pools, each with several dressing rooms. The largest among the three pools is said to be for the king’s use only.