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Portland Heritage
Portland 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...

Portland Bill
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 shop.

Tout Quarry
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.

Jurassic Coast
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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Your opinions about Portland's Heritage
Peter - 24/8/05
"Although 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!"
4 Stars

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