Jurassic Skyline.This is a fantastic attraction for 2 reasons, firstly many people come to Weymouth and do not realise the magnitude of its significance on the geological map. Weymouth is a gateway to the Jurassic coast and it would be criminal not to get some understanding of its natural beauty. Secondly, it will help you get your barings, as you can see the whole of the resort and many miles further. Nothe Forte, mention forte and some people’s eyes will glaze over, however even if you don’t go to the forte itself ( I would recommend you do) the area is is stunning, with great views of Chesil Beach and Portland.
Probably the most visited and photographed spot on the South Coast. The famous limestone arch or Durdle door is a must to see while you are here, again its a fantastic example of not just the stunning scenery Dorset has to offer but its scientific and geolocical importance. Combine this with a trip to Tynham Village. This is set on land owned by the military to its not always open, but if you get chance you must go. This village was evacuated in 1944, the residents booted out by the army over night were rehoused and the village was used for military exercises. It remains today in the hands of the military, and the village remains untouched.
This is a must for the kids, a 65 acre park in the heart of Dorset, around a 40 minute drive from The Wilton it is home to 20 different species of primate. The conservation work they do, is amazing. You may have seen the TV program.
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Lodmoor Country Park is located just a 20 minute stroll from Weymouht sea front. It can be reached by foot, land train or there is ample car parking.

You’ll discover a host of independent attractions providing something of interest to entertain everyone. Access to most of the park is free and you can enjoy the numerous sport and recreation areas, wander around the footpaths and nature reserve or enjoy a picnic or barbecue.

The park is planted with trees, shrubs and bulbs and is particularly eye catching in spring when carpets of daffodils border the pathways.

The sea life centre is situated within Lodmoor Country Park, and is home to over 1000 amazing marine creatures.

There are not many more beautiful views in the whole of the United Kingdom than that of the view from Portland heights. On a good day you can see all 29 kilometres of Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and The Fleet Lagoon. It’s just a 20 minute drive from The Wilton Guest House.

For nearly 320 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth

A red sector light warns sailors of the deadly “Shambles Bank” that lies three miles offshore.

I never get tired of visiting Abbotsbury. It has 3 fantastic attractions which make a great day out for all ages. The Swannery which is set on the banks of the fleet lagoon, Abbotsbury Gardens and Abbotsbury children farm. The village itself is beautiful, with its 14th century church, thatched houses and incredible scenery.