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Portland (Dorset), UK

Portland (Dorset), UK

Portland is situated on the Dorset and East Devon Coast, also known as The Jurassic Coast. Though most famous for the Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland offers stunning scenery, a wealth of wildlife, a dramatic coastline plus superb watersport facilities and many sites that are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Portland is of particular interest for walking enthusiasts who enjoy taking in wonderful scenery and spectacular views.

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Portland (Dorset), UK

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Sporting Adventures

Set to host the 2012 Olympic sailing events along with Weymouth, Portland is the place to experience the thrills of sailing, windsurfing and other exciting watersports. If you?re feeling adventurous, try your hand at kitesurfing or wakeboarding. For something a little more relaxing, simply take pleasure in a leisure walk along the gloriously scenic South West Coast Path or in a bit of fishing.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • The Portland Bird Observatory ? Originally formed to study bird migration, the center opens its doors to bird lovers to gather as much information on various migrating species.
  • The Tout Quarry ? Artists from around the world produced over 40 stone sculptures, which turned the area into a fascinating sculpture park.
  • Portland Museum ? Relive the island?s history of shipwrecks, smuggling and quarrying through a collection of artifacts.
  • Portland Castle ? Try on armor and explore the Tudor kitchen and gun platform at one of Henry VIII?s finest coastal fortresses.

Local Currency

The GBP Pound (£) is the official currency of the UK. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

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