Condor Ferry in Weymouth 2013
Condor Ferry in Weymouth 2013

With the departure of Condor Ferries from Weymouth back in 2013, it is easy to forget you can still drive the short hop to Poole and catch Brittany Ferries or Condor to France (Cherbourg) or Guernsey and Jersey. Trips to France are best taken over a spell of a few days and below, we highlight a couple of places that may easily be reached (culled from a few trips we made over recent years)

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We hope you enjoy this little “travelogue” of places one can easily visit in fairly short drives from Cherbourg, travelling by Ferry. Poole is just 30 minutes from Weymouth and car ferry prices are quite reasonable. We recommend a few days in France to soak up the charm, the sights and sounds (and the wine and food!)