August and the summer school holidays in the UK are over but as we wait for a possible Indian Summer we must be prepared for some less than perfect Dorset weather. Here are a few suggestions for dull and rainy days that will allow you to enjoy your stay on Portland undaunted.
Situated in the ancient hamlet of Wakeham and above the cove at Church Ope, Portland’s Museum houses many of the artefacts associated with the history and culture of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland and tells the story of local industry, the Sea, the Prisons and the People.
217 Wakeham, Portland DT5 1HS
Overlooking Portland Harbour Portland Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion.
Liberty Road, Castletown, Dorset, DT5 1AZ
The new Visitor Centre main exhibit allows you to learn about the lighthouse and its keepers. Climb the lighthouse and see for miles along the world famous Jurassic Coast and out to the treacherous Portland Race. See website for opening times.
Southerly tip of the Isle of Portland, 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton