Weymouth is a large town on the south coast of Dorset. It overlooks a sheltered bay that leads on to the English Channel. The town's harbour is used by both pleasure craft and cross channel ferries, including a high speed catamaran services which makes its way across to the Channel Islands.
The town is located on the UK's Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site that stretches almost one hundred miles from Exmouth to Swanage. The Jurassic Pier was opened in 2004 as part of the town's sea defences and stretches around 240 metres out to sea.
Weymouth was the official summer residence of King George III on fourteen different occasions, which led to a big increase in the town's popularity. There is a painted statue of the king on the town's sea front as well as a mounted chalk horse in the nearby hills at Osmington.
You are almost certain to witness some kind of event when you visit Weymouth as it is home to more than two hundred events. These range from dragon boat races, firework festivals and beach sports through to the town's annual carnival which takes place in August each year and draws around seventy thousand people to the town, which means that you will need to book your accommodation in good time if you are visiting whilst the carnival takes place. The carnival is held over three days and features lots of beach activities as well as aerial displays on the main carnival display itself.
Weymouth has been chosen to be one of the venues for the 2012 Olympic Games and will be used for the sailing events in this international sporting event.
Shoppers visiting the town can take a leisurely stroll along the town's pedestrianised streets as well as the shops on the esplanade and a newer shopping precinct that runs from St Thomas's Street down to the harbour. The town features almost 300 different shops, so you are certain to find plenty to keep even the most avid shopaholic content.
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