Portland Port lies in the sweep of Weymouth Bay at the centre of UNESCO World Heritage site; The Jurassic Coast, an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage. Local attractions range from the UNESCO world heritage sites of Stonehenge and Bath to numerous stately homes, castles, gardens, historic towns and much, much more. A visit to Portland Port gives you access to the quintessential England of rolling green hills, narrow country lanes, picture postcard villages with stone cottages and long centuries of history. A visit to Portland also means fish and chips and Michelin star restaurants, real ales and fine wines, award winning beaches and stunning cliff tops.
While some passengers calling at Portland will visit Corfe Castle to absorb more than 1,000 years of history, others will prefer to go kayaking to appreciate the rugged beauty of the Jurassic Coast. Some will choose to visit the beautifully maintained Churchill family estate while others opt to be a tank-driver for the day at one of the Tank Museum’s ‘Tank Experience’ days. A full-day call gives cruise visitors the opportunity to hop on a bike and explore some of the many fascinating towns and villages down the winding country lanes of the South West, pausing only to sample the local specialities in food and drinks. With its heady mix of historic and more recent Olympics heritage, Portland is the cruise destination that will always deliver.