Weymouth among the best UK holiday destinations

Dorset Echo: WISH YOU WERE HERE: Weymouth has been voted one of the best holiday destinations in the UK WISH YOU WERE HERE: Weymouth has been voted one of the best holiday destinations in the UK

WEYMOUTH has been voted one of the top holiday destinations in the country.

The resort was one of the top four finalists in the category of Best UK Resort, alongside Great Yarmouth, Blackpool and Bournemouth. Bournemouth scooped the top award.

Readers of Group Leisure Magazine voted between April and June and the ceremony was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council tourism and culture briefholder Councillor Ian Bruce said: “As we all know Weymouth is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles.

“It is terrific to get that sort of recognition from readers of a leading travel magazine.

“Voting took place before the borough held the Olympic and Paralympic Games which showcased the borough on a world stage.

“The fantastic media coverage shown all around the world of our beautiful coastline will draw people to the area as well as attract returning visitors.”

Coun Bruce added: “There’s so much to do in the borough.

“Visitors can walk along our fantastic Esplanade and in our gardens, enjoy lots of great food in our restaurants and cafes and stay in hotels offering you wonderful views of our award-winning beach.

“Being nominated for this award is well and truly deserved.

“Congratulations goes to neighbouring Bournemouth making Dorset a doubly popular place to visit.”

The awards were presented by Group Leisure magazine editor Rob Yandell, alongside special guest, comedian and television personality Bobby Davro.

Mr Yandell said: “With more choice than ever before when it comes to arranging group trips and holidays, what better endorsement is there than a personal recommendation from group travel organisers?

“It is great that the industry can come together to celebrate the success of so many individuals and companies within the group travel trade.”

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4:29pm Sun 7 Oct 12

maddyub@gmail.com says...

Congratulations to Weymouth, on being voted one of the top holiday destinations in the UK. I live in Jersey and frequently take short breaks to Weymouth and have never been disappointed. Even if the weather is bad, there is always something to do. It's a shame that the harbour is still unfinished, as it is a great inconvenience having to travel to Poole first, or even fly to Southampton and catch the train up. Well done Weymouth!
Congratulations to Weymouth, on being voted one of the top holiday destinations in the UK. I live in Jersey and frequently take short breaks to Weymouth and have never been disappointed. Even if the weather is bad, there is always something to do. It's a shame that the harbour is still unfinished, as it is a great inconvenience having to travel to Poole first, or even fly to Southampton and catch the train up. Well done Weymouth! maddyub@gmail.com
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6:22pm Sun 7 Oct 12

portlandboy says...

"Weymouth among the best UK holiday destinations"
...if you live in Poland or any other Eastern European country. They seem to like it so much that they decide to stay.
"Weymouth among the best UK holiday destinations" ...if you live in Poland or any other Eastern European country. They seem to like it so much that they decide to stay. portlandboy
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11:22pm Mon 8 Oct 12

EtaoinShrdlu says...

The gypsies like it. And the food is great, if you like chips.
The gypsies like it. And the food is great, if you like chips. EtaoinShrdlu
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