8 reasons why Weymouth is the perfect British town for a summer break; Miranda Kane; Metro News

UK – Dorset and East Devon Coast

Weymouth is about three and a half hours on the train from London, and it’s completely worth a visit.

It’s not only a great value destination, it’s also surrounded by beauty spots.

And with plenty of sun and hidden gems to discover, it’s perfect for a summer staycation.

Too many people jump off the train once it arrives at it’s hipper, younger cousin of Bournemouth.

But here are eight reasons why you should stay on and enjoy the Jurassic Coast.

1. Jurassic coast

Weymouth is right in the middle of the Jurassic coast, a Unesco world heritage site with 185 million years of history.

Dinosaur fans of all ages should head down to Chesil Beach to hunt for fossils and ammonites and there are plenty of guides in local shops to help you hunt for fossils safely and without harming the environment.

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