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About Weymouth, England
Weymouth is town in Dorset, England, nestled on the coast at the mouth of the River Wey 13km south of Dorchester. With a population of more than 50,000, the town is the biggest settlement in Dorset after Bournemouth and Poole. As a tourist resort, much of Weymouth's economic activity derives from its harbour and visitor attractions.
Car hire in Weymouth is a great way to access the attractions along Dorset and east Devon coast. Weymouth is a gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its geology and land forms. Weymouth Harbour is an important base for cross-channel ferries, pleasure cruisers and yachts, and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is housed in the adjacent Portland Harbour.
The main draws for visitors to Weymouth are its coastline, lakes, museums, aquarium, and shopping centres. More than 200 events are staged throughout the year, such as beach volleyball tournaments, firework festivals, dragon boat races, motocross competitions, and the annual carnival in August, which attracts some 70,000 people. Weymouth is the world's only port to have hosted the launch of The Tall Ships' Races three times.