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We’ll make our way from the interchange to Weymouth where we’ll check in to the Fairhaven Hotel and enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Day Two to Seven
Over the next six days in Weymouth we will enjoy three included excursions to explore the very best that Dorset has to offer. We will explore the life and influence of Lawrence of Arabia, in the area around Clouds Hill, where he lived towards the end of his life. Afterwards we will visit the pretty town of Swanage, set on the coast on the wonderful Isle of Purbeck. We will also travel to Sherborne and its castle, built by Walter Raleigh in a beautiful setting on Sherborne Lake. We also take a visit to West Bay, a small town on the coast in the Dorset area of outstanding natural beauty which has a idylic sandy beach and a gorgeous town centre. You will also have plenty of time in Weymouth to explore this pretty seaside town. Take a stroll around Bennetts Water Gardens and Brewers Quay or visit Nothe Fort at the entrance to the harbour with attractions featuring exhibitions and spectacular views of Weymouth and Portland Harbours. (B,D)
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
The Fairhaven Hotel
Ideally situated on the Esplanade and overlooking Weymouth Bay, The Fairhaven Hotel enjoys uninterrupted views of the magnificent Jurassic coast. Close to the historic harbour, the town centre is only moments away.
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Full day: Lawrence of Arabia country and Swanage
Enjoy a tour journeying through some of the local villages and places of interested associated with Lawrence of Arabia and visiting seaside Swanage.
Full Day: Sherborne and Sherborne Castle
We visit Sherborne, with a number of medieval buildings, a beautiful abbey and two castles; it is one of the most beautiful towns in England. We will visit the newer of the two castles, which still dates back to 1594 and is set on the banks of beautiful Sherbourne Lake. While here we will be able to explore the house’s magnificent staterooms, important collections of art, furniture and porcelain and the stunning gardens and magnificent walks.
Half Day: West Bay
Visit the harbour village of West Bay, a beautifully situated town on the Jurassic Coast. Between two cliffs, the town has a stunning white sand beach which is a great place to go crab fishing, swim or simply relax and take in the sunshine. The town has become more recognisable recently as it was featured in popular television drama, Broadchurch.