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Mini Trip Guide to Weymouth, a Seaside Town in Dorset, England

Wymouth, a seaside resort in Dorset, England, has abundant charm and a history that encompasses D-day and the Spanish Armada. Weymouth's kitsch is not contrived: there's nothing knowingly ironic about its trampolines and helter-skelter slide and Punch and Judy stand. There's no pretentious gentrification, and that's what makes it so alluring.

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Inspired by: The British Shore in Weymouth — by Rebecca Mead, Published Jun. 2006

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    Nothe Fort

    Weymouth's role in D-day, along with the part the town played in defending against the Spanish Armada and the Napoleonic fleets, is showcased at No

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    Kingston Lacy

    Much of Kingston Lacy's interior reflects the taste of a 19th-century Bankes descendant, a friend of Lord Byron who lived on the Continent to avoid

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    Corfe Castle

    The civil war is obliquely memorialized in the towering aspect of Corfe Castle, a hilltop ruin in the southeastern corner of Dorset.

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    Brewers Quay

    An old brewery that has since been repurposed into an unpleasantly commercial shopping arcade with the pandering interactive Timewalk through Weymo

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    Black Dog

    Reputed to be Weymouth's oldest tavern, the building dates to the 16th century. A visit to the bar, with its low-beamed ceiling and its pervasive s

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