Tours for Cruise Passengers
If you are arriving in Portland we can arrange bespoke tours to some of the finest places in the west of England for parties of 2 to 8. This is an ideal choice if you wish to look at the area at your own pace rather than take an organised coach tour. Here is a selection of some of the places you could visit and a guide to the time needed. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Picturesque rural village with Swannery and Subtropical Garden and outstanding views of The Fleet and Chesil Beach
25 Miles – 55 mins
Royal Crescent architectural town with Roman Baths and Abbey
105 Miles – 3 hours
Bovington Tank Museum
Houses over 300 vehicles from World War 1 to present day. Just down the road is Lawrence of Arabia’s Cottage.
42 Miles – 1 hour 30 mins
Popular TV series based along the Jurassic Coastline
40 miles – 1 hour 30 mins
1,000 year old castle partly demolished in 1646 through warfare
56 miles – 2 hours
Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door with it’s arched rock formation is part of the Natural World Heritage Coastline (Jurassic Coast)
40 miles – 1 hour – 30 mins
An area that attracts people with New Age Neopagan beliefs. Known as The Isle of Avalon.
105 miles – 3 hours
Stretches all along the coast for 95 miles from Dorset to East Devon where fossils can be unearthed.
Known as the Hanging Judge for the Bloody Assizes in Dorchester executed over 700 people for treason
15 miles – 1 hour
Many different types of primate have been rescued from all over the world and brought to this sanctuary.
41 miles – 1 hour 20 mins
Known for smuggling and the notorious John (Blackbeard) Mohune, buried in the chapel.
17 miles – 45 mins
Military Museum built in 1872, has gardens, you cab view Portland Harbour where the 2012 Olympics Sailing events took place.
Southern most point of Dorset with lighthouse
11 miles – 30 mins
Famous for Portland Stone (St Paul’s Cathedral was built of this stone); Pirates graveyard. Many different places can be seen on a bespoke tour of Portland.
Close to Portland Port
Built in 1539 to guard the harbour and later used for as the Captain’s House for the Royal Navy
Close to Portland Port
Sea Life Centre, Weymouth
Over 1,000 incredible creatures from sharks and sea turtles to giant spider crabs and octopus
15 miles 45 mins
One of the wonders of the world with the large stones, very popular site for visitors
127 miles –4 hours
Thomas Hardy (famous author)
Statue in Dorchester, his cottage is at Higher Bockhampton –open to visitors
34 miles –1 hour
This village was compulsory purchased by the Ministry of Defence for training, it has been untouched since the World War II -it is now open to the public
50 miles –1 hour 45 mins