The UK coastline has its fair share of beautiful sights, and there’s no shortage to be found in Dorset, with the town of Weymouth being one of the county’s most popular tourist destinations!
With a beach consistently voted one of Europe’s best, a vibrant, historic harbour, bustling town centre and plenty of top-quality eateries, Weymouth truly has something for everyone. So, whether you’re visiting with a partner, friends or your family and children, we’re sure you’ll have a great day out in this charming seaside town!
To give you a little inspiration ahead of your trip, here are just a few of the very best must-visit attractions in Weymouth, Dorset, UK...
SandWorld Sculpture Park
This attraction is located right next door to Weymouth’s SEALIFE centre, making just one section of a great day out in Weymouth. You and your family will be in awe at SandWorld’s collection of incredible and intricate sand sculptures, including family favourites such as Shrek, The Simpsons and In The Night Garden’s Iggle Piggle, as well as historical figures, architectural landmarks and wild animals. The sculptures at SandWorld have come from a variety of the world’s most talented sand sculptors - and, if you’re lucky, some of them may even be hard at work during your visit!
There’s also a large covered sandpit at the attraction where visitors are given the chance to have a go at sand sculpting for themselves, which is sure to keep the kids busy for a while - and there’s nothing to say that the grown-ups can’t have a go, too!
Bennetts Water Garden
You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped out of reality and straight into a beautiful painting during a visit to Bennetts Water Garden.
Set over eight acres of land, this charming park is home to the UK’s largest collection of live water lilies, with over 140 varieties of the flowers throughout the site. The very first water lilies were planted in the gardens over sixty years ago and they have been maintained beautifully and with the utmost care in the time since, delighting all visitors to this area of peace and tranquillity.
Once you’ve finished the trail, you can even relax and enjoy a cream tea in the park’s cafe, too!
Treasure Trails Dorset
How do you and your group fancy trying your hand at solving a murder mystery as you explore the streets of Weymouth?
With the help of Treasure Trails Dorset, you’ll be able to take on the challenge of a two-hour self-guided walk around the town, attempting to gather clues along the way and ultimately solve the mystery! All tours with Treasure Trails Dorset can be completed at any time of the year, with whoever you like - they’re suitable for all the family. Best of all, you can purchase your treasure hunt guide through the Treasure Trails Dorset site and have it emailed to you instantly, making this a great last-minute option should you find yourself stuck for something to do during your trip.
The Tudor House
One of Weymouth’s treasured Tudor buildings, the Tudor house has been furnished throughout its interior to resemble the home of an average middle-class family from the 17th century, making it an incredibly interesting historical attraction for children and adults alike.
If you’re looking to do a little learning during your trip, this immersive museum is the perfect spot for you! Complete with guided tours and packed full of information about the Tudor period, as well as about Weymouth itself, this is a must-see on a family day out - and at just £1 for children and £4 for adults, it’s a great value attraction, too!
The Jurassic Coast
Weymouth is just one part of the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile long stretch of coastline thought to be over 185 million years old!
If you feel like spending a day of your trip heading out for a walk, then you’re in just about the perfect spot. The Jurassic Coast is known for its incredible cliffs and rock formations and some visitors to the area have even been able to find genuine fossils amongst the rockpools! Why not pack a lunch for yourself and your group and head out on a real-life dinosaur hunt during your trip to Weymouth?
One of the many great aspects of a trip to Weymouth is that there is no shortage of incredible sites and landmarks that can be visited for free - and this is one of the very best.
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