ESCAPE LONDON – Enjoy a friendly welcome and create memories in the magical seaside town of Weymouth
The seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset is a 3-hour drive from London, the perfect distance to head to for a long weekend or a quaint British holiday by the sea.
The lovely Georgian building of the Gresham Guest House won’t disappoint, this traditional guest house has moved with the times as they send you a text with an innovative link to choose your breakfast for the welcome breakfast time of 8:30-9:30 am. The ceiling in our room was high and crowned with original details, whilst the tall windows allow you to look directly out to the sea in the lovely sea view room. It’s clear this quaint B&B is popular, as the little window sign on arrival was marked full. Our bed was large with an array of comfortable pillows and an oh so comfortable mattress. The B&B shares lovely well thought details, like a sleep kit to help you sleep like a baby, a toiletry bag with generously sized products, fluffy dressing gowns and complimentary slippers, postcards with a stunning drawing of the building, hand sanitiser, plenty of hangers in the wardrobe, a large full-length mirror, alongside a mini-fridge with fresh milk for coffee or tea and even a little cleaning kit!
The lovely Georgian building of the Gresham Guest House won’t disappoint
Gresham Guest House provide games for you to play, books for you to read, water in your room on arrival and plenty of umbrellas to protect you from the English rain – although we were lucky the sun came out for us! Even though we ended up arriving later than planned the friendly proprietors were not phased, they made sure we felt welcome and had everything we needed. You wake up to the beautiful sound of the melodic sea and the stunning view of the sun rising over the sea. The hotel is opposite the beach, my 5-year-old said with an excited voice as he looked out of the window “mummy there are ships on the sea”. It’s easy to forget when you live in London that Britain has lots of magical places to visit and Weymouth is certainly one of them!
The hotel is opposite the beach, my 5-year-old said with an excited voice as he looked out of the window “mummy there are ships on the sea”.
The breakfast view over the sea is as perfect as the breakfast itself, there is a great selection of fresh yoghurts, local cereal, fresh croissants, as well as delicious fresh crusty toast and a hot breakfast that you would expect from a 5-star hotel. We would recommend a stay at the Gresham Guest House and the hosts are delightful.
We would recommend a stay at the Gresham Guest House and the hosts are delightful.
If you are looking for a fun day out for the whole family, we recommend the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Aquarium where you can find cute seals that were rescued, a family of penguins, a huge array of fish, starfish that you can touch and so much more. They also have a wonderful children’s playground that will keep kids entertained for hours. The new otter enclosure has an inbuilt tunnel that children can crawl through and pop their heads up (in a plastic enclosure) right in the otter’s home. In the warmer months, they have a splash and play for children too. You can literally spend the whole day there.
The sea and the partly sandy beach are beautiful, you could be forgiven for thinking the skyline was not in England, especially on a sunny day. The beach is lined with lovely beach houses and pretty hotels.
We love the service and food at the Crustacean Restaurant in Weymouth, you need to book as they get very busy and as soon as you taste their culinary delights you will find out why. The scallops and the oysters are outstanding. Our waiter Dimitri was fantastic and went out of his way to create a dish that wasn’t on the menu for my little one. It is also great value for money and a must-visit for any seafood or fish lovers!
The scallops and the oysters are outstanding.
For a step back in time and a welcome history lesson visit the Nothe Fort. There are stories of the site having a legendary ghostly whistling gunner and many people claim to have heard his eerie whistling in the Fort’s extensive underground passageways. The panoramic views are breathtaking and the original artefacts are fascinating. It was fun to learn how the soldier’s children lived in the 1940’s and to see an original Anderson air-raid shelter. It’s a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Holidaying in Weymouth will surprise you, there is so much to do in this pretty town and the locals go out of their way to welcome you! We would recommend a stay at the Gresham Guest House, as well as a visit to the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Aquarium and Nothe Forte.
If you fancy a girl’s weekend, a romantic stay or a family holiday head to this pretty seaside destination and enjoy all it has to offer!
Gresham Guest House, 120 The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7EW
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Aquarium, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX
Nothe Fort, Barrack Rd, Weymouth DT4 8UF
Crustacean Restaurant, 59 St Mary St, Weymouth DT4 8PP
Heart London 5 Star Review:
Gresham Guest House Hosts 5
Gresham Guest House Food 5
Gresham Guest House Rooms 5
Crustacean Restaurant Service 5
Crustacean Restaurant Food 5
Crustacean Restaurant Service Atmosphere 5
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Aquarium 5
Nothe Forte 5