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The Isle of Portland is a limestone island situated five miles to the south of the resort of Weymouth, making it the southernmost point of Dorset. Portland is not actually an island because the island-like land mass is connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach which is four and a half miles long by just one and a half miles wide. Portland has been inhabited since early times and traces of occupation have been dated to from 7,000 years ago. The breakwater which forms one of the largest harbours in the world, some 2130 acres, was started in 1849. Apart from the sea, the major Portland industry was quarrying for the famous Portland Stone. This has been used on many famous buildings all over the world including St Paul's Cathedral in London and the United Nation Headquarters in New York. Portland is famous for its naval roots but the naval base is now closed and the facility is currently being developed for other uses. Attractions for visitors to Portland include the rugged coastline and of course Chesil Beach which is popular with walkers. Other destinations include Portland Bill Lighthouse which now has a Visitor Centre, Portland Castle and Portland Museum.

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Isle of Portland Country Market
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The Aqua (0.17 miles)

The Aqua
The Aqua is on the Isle of Portland, a headland connected to rest of England by Chesil Beach, a short walk away. The Aqua, constructed of Portland Stone, with a clean modern interior is situated on ... More | visit website
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Blacknor Cottage (0.58 miles)

Blacknor Cottage
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The Heights Hotel - Portland (0.92 miles)

The Heights Hotel - Portland
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The Heights Hotel is a 3* hotel set on the summit of Portland amidst newly awarded World Heritage site. We are a Modern, friendly hotel with high standards of both accommodation and ... More
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Portland Lodge (1.20 miles)

Portland Lodge

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A warm and welcoming base to discover the beautiful Dorset coast, the lodge is situated at the heart of the Jurassic coast, at the summit of the Isle of Portland. Close to ... More

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Old Castle Hotel (2.19 miles)

Old Castle Hotel
The Old Castle Hotel is situated half way between Weymouth and Portland so is ideally placed for all activities. Weymouth can be walked to via a fantastic view across Portland and Weymouth bay within ten ... More | visit website
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The Venue Hotel (2.72 miles)

The Venue Hotel
Dorsetís premier hotel, located on Portlandís historic cliff tops with beautiful panoramic views. Our modern rooms make The Venue Hotel an ideal weekend retreat or perfect venue for weddings and conferences with state of the ... More | visit website
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Harbour House (2.72 miles)

Harbour House

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The Harbour Hotel is a small contemporary hotel next to the 17th century harbour in the heart of Weymouth. All rooms have ensuite facilities, lovely bedding and towels, and flat ... More

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Dolphin House (2.73 miles)

Dolphin House

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Luxury 3 storey harbour house in old weymouth a stones throw from town centre and beach.With balcony overlooking the harbour .Garage and dedicated parking space.

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Beach View Guesthouse (2.78 miles)

Beach View Guesthouse
Eleanor & Glenn Davidson welcome you to the Beach View, our family run 3 star Guesthouse in Weymouth. Built in 1805, This Grade II Listed Georgian Building is situated on Weymouth's beautiful seafront, with the ... More | visit website
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The Clarence (2.79 miles)

The Clarence
The Clarence is ideally situated in a quiet location behind the Alexandra Gardens on the Esplanade. Most of the local attractions and amenities are within in a very easy short walk. The town centre with ... More | visit website

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