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Isle of Portland

March 24, 2011 By: admin Category: Places

It could be said that a visit to the Isle Of Portland is not for the faint hearted, as it can be susceptible to winds and strong seas, but by contrast it also lies in a position that gives it warm summers and frost free winters. This makes for an island of contrasts and an interesting place to visit for explorers, walkers and other outdoor types.

A limestone outcrop off the mainland of Weymouth in Dorset, the Isle of Portland was once immortalised in the children’s animated series Portland Bill. Although the place names were changed, the series had an exact copy of one of the islands famous lighthouses, at Portland Bill. (more…)