Weymouth is a coastal town in the southwestern English county of Dorset. It is located south of Dorchester and north of the peninsula of Portland. The county of Weymouth and Portland has a population of about 64 400 inhabitants (as of 2004). The city has a long sandy beach and is one of the most popular British holiday resorts. In addition, Weymouth is also object of some language courses, from Europe go.
The town is considered the first tourist destination in England, and not the culture, but recovery is the main objective of the travelers. Starting point of all Weymouther is the Jubilee Clock. It stands in the middle of the whole beach promenade and is very well known in Weymouth. The colorful clock was built in 1887 and is illuminated at night so as the whole beach promenade.
During the summer months there every year a fair is held. As a further year to serve the international tourist magnet Kite Festival, the Folk and the Military Veteran’s festival. In addition, refer to Weymouth every year, the Beach Volleyball Classic instead, a tournament that is played on the sandy beach. In 2005, more than 2,500 visitors, the sporting event. This makes it the UK’s largest volleyball tournament. During the 2012 Olympics in London to Weymouth and Portland Peninsula, which lies just off the town, his venue for the sailing competitions.
The history of Weymouth was the Time Walk Museum presented, in which one could travel among other things, by the time of the plague, and something has to know about the history of the city. The Time Walk Museum was closed in 2011 due to renovation works until further notice. It is assumed that the port of Weymouth in May 1348, the plague brought to England. This has come through a anlegendes dealer ship to shore.
Weymouth has three town twinning: the French Louviers and the German communities Holzwickede and Colditz. The city is the terminus of the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo. Weymouth came the octopus Paul to the world, the world with the correct prophecy of the World Cup games took care of the German national sensation.