Car hire in Weymouth
Car hire in Weymouth
Weymouth is a popular seaside town on the south coast of England, in the county of Dorset. It is located on one of the most fascinating stretches of Britain's coastline, with a lagoon and numerous fossil-bearing rocks. It also has some fine Georgian houses and makes an excellent base for exploring the county.
What I need to know
There are several Weymouth car hire firms and Holiday Autos can help you choose the one that best serves your needs. As well as finding the best deal on car hire services in Weymouth, we can also offer 24-hour customer service and no fees on booking by card or for cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
Weymouth's car hire services are spread around the small town, which is small and is accessed by the A534. For those picking up a car via an airport rental company, the place to go is Car park 2 or Viscount Road at Bournemouth Airport (BOH).
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Where to go
Weymouth is just across the causeway from Portland Island, which is famous for its wildlife and sea birds. The remarkable Chesil Beach is also adjacent, a huge pebble embankment separating the Fleet, Britain's biggest tidal lagoon, from the sea. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, it contains a wealth of rare plant and animal species.
Weymouth is located on the Jurassic Coast and as well as being a great place to hunt fossils, it contains some beautiful scenery. The Purbeck Heritage Coast is immediately east and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural beauty is just to the north. The popular holiday town of Bournemouth is just an hour away.
Eating and drinking
As a traditional seaside town, there is nothing to beat traditional fish and chips. Like anywhere else in Britain's however, it is possible to find dishes from around the world, such as Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Those who like cheese should try Dorset Red, while the south-west of England is famous for its cider.
Things to do
The Sea Life Centre is a great place to see all sorts of fascinating aquatic creatures, including seals, rays, tropical frogs and even deadly piranha fish. Tickets include admission to the Jurassic Skyline, an observation tower with wonderful views along the coast. Weymouth Pavilion provides great evening entertainment with a 1,000-seat theatre.
Perhaps the most interesting historic building is the Nothe Fort, a 19th-century coastal defence station built to protect the port. The pebbles of Chesil beach are a great place to view wildlife and there are numerous places along the Jurassic coast to see fossils and even dinosaur footprints.
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