The Victoria Hotel Weymouth - walking, climbing, water sports, diving, fishing, sightseeing, hesil Beach, Portland, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub-Tropical Gardens, Monkey World, Sea Life, Nothe Fort, Bovington tank museum, RSPB nature reserves, boat trips
This charming, grade II listed building was built in 1784 and is one of the oldest to be found on Weymouth’s famous Georgian Esplanade. With breathtaking views of the bay and surrounding coastline, we are a natural choice for anyone visiting the area. You will instantly soak up the warm and friendly atmosphere upon your arrival and, during your stay, nothing will be too much trouble.
Ideally located on Weymouth’s seafront, yet just a stone’s throw from the centre of town, the Victoria Hotel provides an excellent base for all types of holiday. Families adore us because we are located opposite the award-winning soft, golden sands; divers because of our wet storage facilities and anglers because of our deep freeze, where we are able to store their daily catches.
We are a perfect choice for birdwatchers, walkers and explorers of all descriptions due to Weymouth’s level nature and close proximity to many nature reserves, places of interest & natural beauty.
Weymouth's fame as a seaside town goes back over 200 years to the times when King George III and the Royal Family spent their holidays in the resort, making Weymouth "The First Resort".
Whatever the nature of your stay, Weymouth makes the ideal base:
Brewers Quay - Situated at the heart of Weymouth's picturesque Old Harbour, Brewers Quay is an imaginative redevelopment of the former Devenish Brewery and an innovative restoration of part of Weymouth's unique heritage.
A whole host of superb features have been created among the original paved courtyards and alleys of the Victorian building including the award-winning Timewalk attraction, Weymouth Museum, 'Discovery' hands-on Science centre, 'Bowlingo' ten-pin bowling alley, Courtyard Restaurant and a unique indoor Shopping Village with over 20 specialist shops and craft stalls.
A regularly changing programme of free events throughout the year complements the attractions and makes Brewers Quay an ideal day out destination for visitors of all ages, whatever the weather.
World Heritage & Jurassic Coastline - The Dorset and east Devon coastline of England, where countless fossils have been found over hundreds of years, has been designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and, in December 2001, was given World Heritage Site status. This puts the coast, which includes the beautiful cliffs of Golden Cap and the resort of Lyme Regis, on a par with the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef. The coast is the first natural site to win the ultimate accolade in England.
Chesil Beach - a long, narrow spit of land reaching 18 miles from Portland Bill to Abbotsbury. Chesil is a steep slope of shingle fronted by pebbles, which have been polished smooth by the action of the waves.
Portland - At the southernmost tip of the Isle of Portland, overlooking the English Channel, is found the famous lighthouse, Portland Bill. The present lighthouse was erected in 1906, and also houses the Visitor Centre, open during April to September.
Lulworth Cove - Notable for its geology and geomorphology, is the most-visited geological locality in Britain. There are excellent exposures of folded Jurassic and Cretaceous strata and on the cliffs to the east is the Fossil Forest, with an ancient soil and tree remains.
Durdle Door – This magnificent natural arch of rock, has been formed by the sea. Durdle Door is an internationally famous landform and is one of the main features of the World Heritage Site.
Other local attractions & features include: Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub-Tropical Gardens, Monkey World, Sea Life, 10 pin bowling, 9 screen cinema complex, Condor Ferries to the Channel Islands & France, etc.
Birdwatching: RSPB Reserves at Radipole, Lodmore, Portland Bill & Chesil Beach are all within walking distance from The Victoria Hotel. Arne, Poole, Brownsea Island, Garston Wood, the New Forest inland, Studland, Durlston Country Park and Stanpit Marshes are a short drive away, just along the coast from us.
We are delighted to be operating a no-smoking policy in all of our hotel rooms. So whether your visit is for a holiday or short break, for business or pleasure, we believe that you will find The Victoria the right choice – whatever the occasion.