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History & heritage

Weymouth is steeped in history. From the museum, Tudor castle, Victorian military fort and historic working harbour – there are so many great places to visit all year round.

Immerse yourself in the history of the Tudors at the ruins of Sandsfoot Castle or pay a visit to Tudor House. Learn about the battles of Weymouth and the Crabchurch Conspiracy during the English Civil War, or take a stroll around the town to see evidence of the important role Weymouth played in the D-Day landings.

Weymouth Beach and the Esplanade are rich in Georgian history. The beach held the title of King George III’s seaside resort of choice and the King’s Statue and White Horse on the chalk hillside commemorate these visits.

Weymouth remains as popular today as it was with royalty in Georgian times, with so much history and heritage just waiting to be explored.

You can find out more about the rich history and heritage of Weymouth and Portland by visiting historic sites in and around the town.

Weymouth 450

In 2021, Weymouth celebrated its 450th anniversary. Find out more about the history and the events that took place by visiting our Weymouth 450 page:

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