has to be one of the most fasinating places on the planet. Right
from the bill lighthouse down to the ex-naval dockyard and on to
Chesil Beach there is always something to be amazed by. Well worth
a visit to get away from it all...
Probably one of the most famous sights in the area is the lighthouse
at Portland Bill. You can take a walk up the spiral staircase that
leads to the top of the tower to take a breathtaking view out onto
the English Channel. Around the area you can watch the full fury
of the waves crash into the rocks, or maybe explore the many footpaths
leading from the area. If you just want to sit and watch the waves
roll by, there's places to get food and drink alongside a souvenir
Portland is also famous for the stone that comes from it's quarries
to build such things as St. Pauls Cathedral in London. You can take
a walk round one of these quarries and see many sculptures that
have been made from the local rock. During the summer you can also
join a class in sculpting, or just watch one of the professionals.
There's no better place to experience the jurassic coast than
on Portland. You can take a walk around the coastline of the island
on the various coastal paths. During the walks you get a view of
the old naval history of the island. The views of the sunsets from
Portland are spectacular.
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opinions about Portland's Heritage
Peter - 24/8/05
it is a lot of effort to walk up and down the immense amount of
hills that are to be found on Portland, it is definately worth it!
Although i'd recommend not taking the children along, its more something
for the adults to do!"
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