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Weymouth Harbour, Weymouth

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  • Parked at the car park near the Pavilion- very reasonable parking charges Had a walk along the beach before heading to the harbour Lots of places to eat and drink Very popular tourist attraction Very ...  more »
  • So much to see, can sit and relax, wine bars along the harbour, just beautiful to sit and watch the world go by..  more »
  • Best harbour around. Great place to come in the summer to just sit in the harbour side and relax. Breath taking views where you forget where you are :). Strongly recommend  more »
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  • Lovely place to be. Plenty of refreshment shops, good views, successful crabbing location.
  • Weymouth Harbour is a lovely tranquil spot with plenty of boats coming and going plus a host of welcoming pubs and restaurants and very friendly gulls! If you walk down the Melcombe Regis side, across the Bridge and back past more pubs and little winding lanes - you come to the Nothe Fort and Gardens and a lovely little stroll around to Newton Cove - sometimes dolphins come in for a peep!
  • In the centre of the town lies Weymouth Harbour; although it was the reason for the town's foundation, the harbour separates the two areas of Melcombe Regis ( the main town centre ) and Weymouth ( the southern harbour side ) from each other. Since the 18th century they have been linked by successive bridges over the narrowest part of the harbour. The present Town Bridge, built in 1930, is a lifting bascule bridge allowing boats to reach the inner harbour. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution stationed a lifeboat at Weymouth for the first time on 26 January 1869. A boathouse was built with a slipway by the harbour and is still in use, although the lifeboat is now moored at a pontoon. I visited this Fort on the 4th August 2017 and was surprised by the layout and the interesting exhibits found here at this unusual and well maintained Fort. Nothe Fort is a fort in Weymouth, Dorset, England. The fort is situated at the end of the Nothe Peninsula, which juts eastwards from the town of Weymouth, and Weymouth Harbour, into the sea to the north of ex-military Portland Harbour. The fort is located next to Nothe Gardens. The coastal defence was built between 1860 and 1872 by 26 Company of the Royal Engineers to protect Portland's harbour, which was then becoming an important Royal Navy base. Shaped like the letter D, the fort's guns covered the approaches to both Portland and Weymouth harbours. The design included bomb-proof casemates for cannons arranged around the circular sides, and deep magazines beneath the straight, landward side. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used as base by the British and American navies. In 1956 the fort was abandoned, and in 1961 the local council purchased it. It is now a museum. The fort remains one of the best-preserved forts of its kind in the country, and the fort and its outer gateway has been a Grade II listed building since June 1974. Its fusee steps have been Grade II listed since November 2000. These are located within Nothe Gardens, linking the car park area down to the Nothe Parade – the quay of Weymouth's Harbour. The inclined tramway and steps were built around 1860. The three flights of steps include a low flanking wall of rendered brick, on which are placed wrought-iron plate rails, forming an inclined tramway for trolleys with double-flange wheels. It was constructed for hauling trolleys transporting ammunition, spares and stores from the quay to Nothe Fort. In October 1978, the Nothe Fort, tramway and searchlight battery at The Nothe, also became scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as they appeared to the Secretary of State to be of national importance.
  • This is a really relaxing place to visit, unfortunately parking in this area is a nightmare. I always come here when visiting Weymouth.
  • It was very peaceful and relaxing
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