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Attractions near the Osmington Holiday Park

Once you have checked into your luxurious accommodation and put your feet up, you may feel like staying exactly where you are. With fantastic on-site facilities you could easily spend your whole break relaxing at the park itself. 

However, the location of Osmington Holiday Park is something truly special, with some real gems to discover within walking distance. So, why not get out and explore a few of the unique Weymouth attractions during your visit? We’ve put together a list of the best to get you started.

Looking further from the park, you are spoilt for choice with even more attractions in Dorset, including beauty spots, walks and landmarks to tempt you further afield. It’s your holiday, plan it the way you want.

Why not also visit our Dorset attractions page which is full of ideas and inspiration for your shortlist?

Smugglers Inn

  • The Smugglers Inn is a perfect example of the traditional English country pub we all know and love.
  • Situated on the South West Coast Path, just down the road from the park on the cliff tops, overlooking the Isle of Portland.
  • Boasting delicious drinks, good food and a warm welcome, be sure to pay the Smugglers Inn a visit during your stay.

Website: https://www.smugglersinnosmingtonmills.co.uk/

Smugglers Inn pub Dorset

Ringstead Bay

  • A jewel in the crown of Weymouth beach attractions, Ringstead Bay is a shingle beach found at the bottom of steep ancient tracks.
  • Its stunning location on the Jurassic Coast offers superb views across Weymouth Bay to Portland.
  • With incredibly clear waters which are safe for bathing, take your swimsuit because you’ll definitely be tempted to take a dip!

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ringstead-bay

Ringstead Bay Osmington Mills

South West Coast Walking Path

  • A short distance from the park, you can directly access the famous South West Coast Path and the South Dorset Ridgeway route.
  • The Ridgeway not only offers fantastic views of the Jurassic Coast and stunning sea vistas, but also of the inland scenery of river valleys, chalk downland, villages and farmland.
  • It also provides access to some of Dorset’s famous landmarks, including The White Horse, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
Osmington Park Coast Path

Osmington Roman Walk

  • Right on your doorstep, this 4.7 mile circular walk utilises part of the South West Coast Path as well as heading inland to take in local highlights.
  • This walk offers plenty to see including; beautiful views of the coast; a Roman temple and villa; and a chalk horse carved into the hillside.
  • With only gentle climbs and descents, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the local area.

Nothe Gardens

  • These informal gardens in a stunning location are perfect for getting out, about and close to nature.
  • Apart from the beautiful gardens themselves, you are also spoilt with sea views overlooking Weymouth and Portland harbours.
  • Nothe Gardens also offers great facilities for your day out including an ice cream hut, café, nature trail and orienteering course.  

Nothe Fort

  • This Victorian fort is found at the mouth of Portland harbour and Weymouth harbour.
  • Discover a labyrinth of underground passageways contrasted by stunning views from the outside areas.
  • Although steeped in history, the fort is often used for a range of modern events including a vantage point to watch sailing during the 2012 Olympics.

Website: https://nothefort.org.uk/

Portland Castle

  • This coastal fort, built in the early 1540s, promises a fun and fascinating day out.
  • Walk through 450 years of history with a free audio tour taking in displays, furnished rooms, games and more.
  • Strategically looking out over Portland Harbour, the bonus of its vantage point is wonderful views from the gun platform, the finishing touch to a visit here.

Website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/portland-castle/

The Terracotta Warriors Museum

  • An unusual and interesting exhibition, this museum offers a rare insight to the First Emperor of China's famous Terracotta Army.
  • Over 8000 life-size clay warriors protected the emperor’s tomb and they are now referred to as the eighth wonder of the ancient world.
  • The exhibition includes a small group of warriors, which have been specially replicated, alongside costumed recreations and presentations.

Website: http://www.terracottawarriors.co.uk/

The Dorset County Museum

  • Completely redeveloped for 2021, the Dorset County Museum has undergone a multimillion pound renovation.
  • If you are interested in finding out more about your fascinating surroundings, this superb attraction is well worth a visit.
  • Intended as a cultural destination at the heart of Dorset’s community, you will leave with a strengthened connection and understanding of the county.

Website: https://dorsetcountymuseum.org/

Osmington Holiday Park Ltd is managed by Waterside Holiday Group Ltd, both of which do not form a group of companies. Waterside Holiday Group is a trading name of both companies.

 

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