Looking for a holiday cottage or apartment in Weymouth & Portland?
We have gathered together the best holiday cottages in Weymouth, Portland, Abbotsbury and the surrounding area.
All these cottages are available to rent from the top holiday cottage letting agencies. Read on to find your perfect holiday cottage...
Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6
3 Night Stay from £318
Near Weymouth, Dorset
Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10
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Weymouth & Portland
Weymouth in Dorset is a classic British holiday destination initially made popular by King George III who made the town his summer holiday residence on many occasions in the late 1700s.
With a lovely beach and busy harbour, Weymouth also has plenty of places to eat and drink, and all year round events, attractions and activities.
Located in the middle of the The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Weymouth is an ideal base to uncover some amazingly rich and diverse geology.
Weymouth Bay is a world class sailing destination with the sailing waters being credited by the Royal Yachting Association as the best in Northern Europe. No wonder then that Weymouth and Portland will host all the sailing events for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
If you’re interested in locally sourced food and drink there’s a great Farmers Market which takes place every second Sunday at Westham Bridge, by the harbour, between 10am and 3pm. Here you can find a splendid range of Dorset’s finest fresh fish, free-range and organic meat and eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables, a wide selection of regional cheeses, chutneys and preserves, hand-made bread and cakes as well as many other local specialities.
Weymouth is also the gateway to the rugged 'Isle' of Portland, the perfect place for visitors who want to experience nature in the raw.
Further afield Dorset has 80 miles of sublime coastline featuring picture postcard sandy beaches as well as some famous landmarks including Durdle Door, the Jurassic Coast and Poole Harbour – the largest natural harbour in Europe.
Nearby Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. While there you can visit the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, which were established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester.