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Weymouth Private 6-Hour Thomas Hardy Tour with Hotel Transfers

Leaving from Dorset you visit Portland (Isle of Slingers).The Isle of Portland, joined to the mainland by the narrow strand of Chesil Beach, is the setting for The Well-Beloved written by Hardy and published in 1897.Pass through Weymouth or Budmouth Regis as Hardy called it. Hardy worked as an architect here between 1869-1870, and the town features in Under the Greenwood Tree.Move on to Dorchester or Casterbridge as Hardy refered to it. You visit the Thomas Hardy Statue, his house Max Gate, designed by Hardy in 1885 and a walk around the market town of Dorchester.On to the evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy. Here you will spend time using the visitor centre near Hardy's Cottage in the heart of Hardy Country.Take a look at where Hardy - or a part of him - was laid to rest. The true Hardy fans will understand that last reference.

$89.07 Kid Friendly

10+ Stops along the Jurassic Coast: Full-Day Tour from Weymouth / Portland

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jurassic Coast, Dorset, EnglandWe head to Durlston Park where we start our Jurassic Coast adventure. Sites included are, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Portland, Chesil Bank, Abbotsbury, St Catharine's Mount, East Cliff (Broadchurch). A truly mega day on the Jurassic Coast! Duration: 8 hours

$66.34 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Weymouth and Portland Dorset: Food and History walking eating tour.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Brewers Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandWe will begin our walking tour at this point, on the ancient quayside where once the local brewing industry existed. Nearby is the Tudor house that belonged to a Tudor merchant. Taste delicious Dorset Apple Cake near the building where Mad King George once danced the night away.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Weymouth Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandSee the fishing boats, and admire the freshly caught seafood, then cross the lifting bridge and taste some delicious fish. Then take a walk past ancient buildings where evidence of the civil war bombardment can be seen. See buildings from Georgian TimesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandAdmire the sweeping bay with its sandy beaches the first English seaside resort where King George lll and Queen Charlotte made famous the idea of sea-bathing. Visit the ancient pub, the Black Dog where two murders took place and smugglers would have once frequented. Here you can eat like a ploughman and taste Blue Vinny.Duration: 30 minutes

$118.09 Kid Friendly

From Portland - Full Day 10+ Stops along the Jurassic Coast Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, EnglandDurlston ParkFirst stop is Durlston Park. Known for its wildlife, again the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. You will see the castle built in the Victorian period and the Great Globe, which is one of the largest globed in the world. The globe was situated in 1891. And the start of the Jurassic Coast Old Harry Rocks.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, EnglandCorfe Castle / Village of CorfeThen it's off to Corfe Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, for defensive purposes. It was one of the first stone castles in England; most earlier castles were built with wood and earth. During Medieval times, Corfe became a Royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels there.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tyneham, Wareham, Dorset, EnglandAbandoned Tyneham Village*Tyneham Village is still owned by the MOD and has scattered opening timesThen from Corfe it's off to Tynham Village. Tyneham Village where time stopped in 1943. In November 1943 notice was given to the villagers that they would be required to leave within 28 days as the area was needed for forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last villagers left believing that one day they would be able to return. Sadly this was never to happen.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Castle & Park, East Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandLulworth CastleLulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon, built the Castle in order to entertain hunting parties for the King and Court. The Howards owned it until 1641 when it was purchased by Humphrey Weld, the direct ancestor of the present owners. Gutted by fire in 1929.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandDurdle DoorDurdle Door is a natural arch cut into the Portland Stone (Limestone) found on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset. The rocks that the arch is made up of is thought to be approximately 140 million years old. Originally the arch would have been a series of caves along the coast, made from cracks in the layers of rock that have been hollowed out. It first appeared on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map, dated 1811, spelt Dirdale Door.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandLulworth CoveHead down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Lulworth Cove formed over 1000's of years to form a perfect horse shoe shape into the hill side. Perfect for the photographer in you!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandWeymouth & PortlandOn to the 'isle' of Portland, located on the World Heritage Coast, is an explorer's Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. We look west over the 18miles of Chesil beach and the southernmost tip of the Jurassic Coast. With its 3 castles and 3 lighthouses, this little island packs a punch!Duration: 1 hourPass By: South West Coast Path - Abbotsbury Castle, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandAbbotsburyThe picturesque village of Abbotsbury steeped in history, yet a village where the present is very much alive and the future perpetually evolving. There’s much more than first meets the eye when you visit Abbotsbury, it was once home to a richly endowed abbey, founded in 1044. The remains are still visible and date from the 13th and 14th centuries.Stop At: St Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandSt Catherine’s MountHigh on Abbotsbury hilltop sits St Catherine’s Chapel, a barrel-vaulted 14th century chapel built by the monks of Abbotsbury Abbey as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. We take in the fantastic views of the abbey ruins and the 22 mile look back over Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: West Bay Harbour, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, EnglandBroadchurch & WestbayThen we visit the famous town where Broadchurch was filmed! On our way to Westbay in the Market town of Bridport. The golden strata of nearby East Cliff are one of the most distinctive features of the Jurassic Coast, and the area is very popular with walkers. East Beach has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and forms one end of Chesil Beach, which extends 18 miles south east to the Isle of Portland. The cliffs here are very unstable, so it’s important to keep well clear of the cliff edges and bases.Duration: 30 minutes

$38.55 Kid Friendly

Weymouth to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral Private Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandWe Head North Through Dorset. Heading into the county of Wiltshire and onto Stonehenge.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Salisbury CathedralVisit Salisbury, the historic city and market town that grew up around the cathedral. Explore Salisbury Cathedral, built in 1220, the tallest and most beautiful church building in Britain. (Suggested donation £3). Within the Cathedral view the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval document written in 1215, that forms the foundation of the rule of law and many countries' constitutions.Duration: 2 hours

$116.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Portland and Jurassic Coast Day Trip from Dorset including Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and Broadchurch Locations

You leave Weymouth or a pick up location of your choice in the morning from where you head to the village of Corfe. The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets. Take your time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee (own expense). The streets are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs.Here you can explore Corfe Castle (own expense). The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills. As you can see it guards the gap between the south of Purbeck, where Purbeck marble was once quarried, and the rest of England. Nothing could pass in or out without going past the Castle.Then you are off to Durdle Door. You then have a short drive from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove. Take your time to visit the Lulworth Visitor Centre and learn about the phenomenon caused 147 million years ago. Walk along the Natural World Heritage Coastline and the challenging hills. Lulworth Cove was formed approximately 10.000 years ago by the awesome powers of a river and the sea. You then head to Portland where you see three castles, Portland Bill and the stunning view across the Jurassic Coast. Then its back to Weymouth and a trip up the Veiwing Tower to see the spectacular views of Weymouth.Lastly you visit the West Bay where the hit TV Drama Broadchurch was filmed and again see the stunning Jurassic Coast before returning back to the location of your choice.

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