The Berkeley Hotel is situated on the beautiful seafront offering stunning views of Weymouth Bay, only a short 5 minute stroll along the front to the shopping centre and in the perfect position to fully enjoy and explore the Dorset Coast. This 51 bedroom hotel offers a superb family atmosphere, where you are treated more as a friend than a client. All bedrooms are well equipped with en-suite facilities and centrally heated, there is also a passenger lift to all floors. The evenings can be spent enjoying a drink in the hotel lounge bar with live entertainment, dancing and of course the odd game of bingo. This family run hotel makes you feel so welcome, you won’t want to go home.
This classic seaside resort is indebted to George III—he helped to popularise Weymouth when he started to bathe here in 1789. His statue was erected on the esplanade overlooking the long golden beach. By contrast, the narrow harbour retains a maritime flavour with some fine old houses around Custom House Quay, while at Brewers Quay the multimedia Timewalk exhibition includes King George's bathing machine. Across the harbour the labyrinthine 19th-century Nothe Fort is now an entertaining Museum of Coastal Defence. Several more family attractions dot the town, including Weymouth Sea Life Park.
Included excursion programme will take in Dorset’s dramatic coastline including Bournemouth and West Bay, which played a starring role in the TV drama, Broadchurch. The landscape, the cliffs, the sea and beach were all key elements of the story with West Bay providing the memorable backdrop for the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch. You will also visit Monkey World one of the top attractions and visitor centres in Dorset, this was the inspiration behind the TV series “Monkey Life” which documents the rescue and rehabilitation of neglected primates. Monkey World is not included on tours during the winter months November-March
Monkey World set amongst the woodland of Dorset lay 65 acres of sanctuary for over 250 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent stable home, today it works in conjunction governments all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa & Asia. At the park visitors can see over over 250 primates with more than 20 different species. There are currently 55 chimpanzees at Monkey World, in 4 different social groups, many of who have been dressed in human clothes and worked in tourist resorts around around the world as a photographers prop. On site there is a hospital with operating theatre where most of the medical treatment takes place by specialist primate vets, the staff at the centre are recognised as experts in primate rehabilitation and health. The cost of providing quality and continuous care is high with various fund raising schemes such as adoptions, donations and the continued assistance of supporters and visitors. Monkey World has featured in many television programmes notably on Discovery Channel where a run 9 series of “Monkey Business” was produced documenting Monkey Worlds rescue and rehabilitation work, the Channel 5 series “Monkey Life” carries on from this and is in continual production at the park.
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