Weymouth is a quaint coastal town in the shire of Dorset, southwestern England. It is in bay at the mouth of the River Wey, hence the name Weymouth. It forms a double borough with the town of Portland, with which it has a history of hostilities, until they were united in 1571. Its economy primarily comes from tourism.
Weymouth boasts of Jurassic Coast, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is further known as the site of the Olympic Games in 2012. It has a rich history that shows in its beautiful tourist attractions, which are easily accessible through cheap car hire at Weymouth.
Aside from Weymouth’s beaches and lakes, the most visited destinations in Weymouth are as follows: Brewer’s Quay, an old-fashioned Victorian brewery with a museum and shopping centre; Nothe Fort, a proud military Victorian fort-turned museum, the ruins of the Sandsfoot Castle, built during the reign of Henry VIII.
Weymouth’s cultural and historical attractions for the family, are complemented by a vivid nightlife—probably the best in southern England. It also hosts the largest fancy dress party in England every New Year, when the locals and tourists alike dress up for their celebration of the New Year in the bars.
Weymouth is conveniently reached by regular bus, coach, and ferry services. Cheap car hire at Weymouth is available and highly recommended for those who will be doing a lot of sightseeing. Cheap car hire is available from these car rental companies: Chalkers, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Vauxhall Car Rental, U-Drive Cars, and Dorset Vehicles.