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Portland Plateau

New Ground Car Park | Portland, Weymouth DT5 1LF, England
+44 1392 383560
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Take the scenic bus ride and hop off at the car park for an interesting walk around the cliff tops... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John W
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
Great walk with stunning views

We went for the market however hadn’t realised that the market was a large cheap Sunday market type... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kesterflora
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Telford, United Kingdom
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A varied 4.7 mile walk classed as Moderate along the South West Coast Path as it heads along the east coast of Portland, passing great scenery, historical forts and old quarry workings. Many of the paths around Portland Bill are accessible for powered wheelchair users and rugged pushchairs. The first ½ mile of this route follows a level wide path, but after this becomes more varied with some steep and uneven sections before reaching Church Ope Cove. From the cove to Portland Heights the path is relatively level apart from one steep climb.
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New Ground Car Park | Portland, Weymouth DT5 1LF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the scenic bus ride and hop off at the car park for an interesting walk around the cliff tops. Here you can see where stone was quarried, loaded on to boats and shipped to far off places. Nice tea rooms and restaurant complete your...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for the market however hadn’t realised that the market was a large cheap Sunday market type rather than being a classy local products type market. However we then went over the rest of the island. It was stunning. We went to the lighthouse...More

Thank kesterflora
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a bit wind swept visiting here but definitely worth a trip just to see the coastline. Grab a coffee in the Lobster Pot Restaurant to warm you up....lovely restaurant.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent place t owalk around wonderful family petting farm to the top the hotel serives a lovely coffe and cake with views to die for

Thank Gareth0502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views, lovely 12 mile circular walk around Portland, lovely cafe/restaurant, plenty of choices for food/drink, bus every 15 mins to and from Weymouth

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy a few hours at portland bill when we are this way. Car parking is reasonably priced. Good food at the cafe. Lovely area to walk round. Only one thing to be careful of the internet you can easily be transferred to the...More

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A FREE car park in Weymouth/Portland and a added bonus of a beautiful view over the coast. Toilets are in a block near the Portland heights hotel. There is a ice cream and burger van. Just along from here is Fancys Farm which is a...More

Thank Dfergie74
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But beyond the car park is the great lighthouse and visitor centre. The views from the cliffs are superb. Worth a drive up and you will go pass Chesil beach. Both free to view and great views to boot.

Thank davet876
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a day over the weekend on the Island. Spent a couple of hours walking around the Lighthouse and along to Pulpit Rock. Water was crystal clear and sunshine blazing. Also walked up to the blow hole, but will have to return when it's more...More

Thank TrishP59
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

This year, the lighthouse was open and also the visitors centre. Take a trip to the top, if you dare. Not cheap though. £7.00 to go up the lighthouse, but I'm sure worth it. Another nice cafe, but again, not cheap. Venture off the beaten...More

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stacey54321
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Lincoln_PETE7904 | Reviewed this property |
The circular walk if you do it is free. The only place you have to pay to enter is the lighthouse and the car park if you use it. The path is reasonably good all round, but could be slippery when wet, I would suggest good... More
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