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Places to Visit is a series of posts which describes a number of local attractions near Weymouth. These include delightful cafes and tea rooms, as well as scenic delights. Some of the most historical cities in the UK are just a short drive away.

Sandsfoot Castle and Cafe. One of many delightful local places to visit

Sandsfoot Castle and Cafe. One of many delightful local places to visit

Some Recent Posts – 

Congratulations to Tadej Pogacar, winner of Tour de France

Not our usual subject matter but not your usual Tour de France – down to the wire! We just wanted to congratulate Tadej Pogacar on a thrilling and spectacular win at the Tour de France. Like many folk, we though Team Jumbo Visma had the race tied up in the outstanding form of Primoz Roglic,…

Salisbury Cathedral

Britain’s tallest Cathedral Spire Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest spire in England (404 feet, according to Wikipedia). The Cathedral Close is also the largest in England: it has one of the oldest working medieval clock in the World (1536) and it houses the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta, the foundation of Laws in Britain….

Winchester Cathedral – Christmas Market

Winchester is a pretty city, about 12 miles North of Southampton and about 1.5 hours drive from Weymouth. We chose to visit Winchester Cathedral on the first day of the Christmas Market (26th November). According to Wikipedia, Winchester has a history dating back to the Iron Age, later Roman (Fort Venta), then laying foundations for…

International Market in Weymouth – 10th till 14th April 2019

On 10th April, an International Market arrived in Weymouth. This was one of dozens of events happening in Weymouth right throughout the year.There were a couple of dozen stalls stretching along St Thomas Street and around into the main shopping square. Several food stores tempted the passers-by – our favourite was the Churros stand! There…

Updated room and new bathroom – February 13th 2019

Updated Room At Aaran House, we constantly improve, redecorate and try to innovate. We decided over Winter to switch our former twin room on the top floor with the former double room alongside. We purchased brand new beds, mattresses, bedding, fitted new curtains – in short we replaced nearly everything in both updated rooms. In…

Wareham Quayside

Wareham Quayside is a delightful area, just North of the town. There are several pubs and restaurants clustering alongside the Quay and around a small square. We sampled drinks and food from The Old Granary – an imposing large pub right on the water’s edge. There is also an Italian restaurant, two other pubs and…

A day out in Purbeck

Purbeck offers the visitor many sights and places of interest to visit. On the way from Weymouth, one drives near Moreton Tea Rooms, past Monkey World and the Tank Museum. We stopped off at Lulworth Cove (though we were not energetic enough to make the climb up to see Durdle Door). (We used some older…

Moreton Tea Rooms – Perfect for a real Dorset cream tea

Dorset cream tea. Those words conjure up an image of a quaint little village, deep in the peace of the Countryside. Perhaps there is a little stream with a footbridge. Maybe also a church with a slightly overgrown graveyard. Throw in the grave of Lawrence of Arabia and you have Moreton Village and the Tea…

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World is Britain’s best known ape rescue centre. The centre is a short drive out of Weymouth, near Wool. The park is home to about 25 species of primate, including chimpanzees, orang-utans, lemurs, spider monkeys and gibbons. The paths winding around the park are gently sloping but also fairly long, so the infirm may…

Ice skating at Christmas

Ice skating has been a feature of Weymouth Christmas celebrations for several years. It is anticipated that a bigger rink will come to town this year (like the 40 metre rink at Winchester Christmas Market). However, the previous one has provided much fun for kids and adults alike. The ice rink forms one of the…