Sightseeing Tours

Unicorn Courtesy Cars offers a wide selection of tours to the top sights in the west of England. If there’s somewhere you’d like to visit we would be pleased to escort you in one of our luxurious limousines.

Please find below an example of some of the places you might like to explore. We offer a bespoke service so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.

St Catherine's Church, Abbotsbury - medium

Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury is a unique village steeped in history. As well as the sub-tropical gardens there is also the swannery and children’s farm

Weymouth to Abbostsbury – 10 miles/ 30 minutes

www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

 

Bath

Bath is renowned for its natural hot springs and 18th century Georgian architecture.

Weymouth to Bath – 68 Miles / 2 hours

www.visitbath.co.uk

 

Bovington Tank Museum

Large collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles. This is  the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps.

Weymouth to Bovington – 18 Miles / 40 mins

www.tankmuseum.org 

 

Broadchurch Trail

TV series Broadchurch was filmed on location in West Bay. Fans can visit the stunning locations from West Cliffe to the Wessex Police Station.

From Weymouth 40 miles  / 1 hour 30 mins

www.visit-dorset.com

 

Corfe Castle

As well as a 1,000 year old castle. Corfe Castle offers a unique range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, teahouses, hotels, self-catering holiday homes, bed and breakfast accommodation and two free museums.

Weymouth to Corfe Castle – 22 miles / 40 mins

www.corfe-castle.co.uk

 

Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove

World heritage site, Durdle Door has a huge rock arch which is set on the Jurassic Coast just along from Lulworth Cove. It has a sloping beach, caves and impressive rock strata. Durdle Door is a dramatic example of the Jurassic Coast.

Weymouth to Durdle Door- 14 miles  / 30 mins

www.lulworthonline.co.uk

 

Durdle door

 

Glastonbury

Glastonbury is a small picturesque town in Somerset which has been inhabited since Neolithic times. The area attracts people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs.

Weymouth to Glastonbury  – 45 miles  / 1 hour 15 mins

www.glastonbury.co.uk

 

The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is England’s first natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset, displaying 185 million years of the Earth’s history.

www.jurassiccoast.org

 

Judge Jeffreys – The Hanging Judge

Judge Jeffreys came to Dorchester and lodged at 6 High West Street Dorchester, (now the restaurant, Judge Jeffreys). The Bloody Assizes were held in the Oak Room (now a Tea Room) of the Antelope Hotel on the 5th day of September in that year. Judge Jeffreys is said to have a secret passage from his lodgings to the Oak Room. The Hanging Judge executed over 700 people for treason.

Weymouth to Dorchester – 8 miles / 15 minutes

www.visit-dorchester.co.uk

 

Monkey World

Monkey World is an ape rescue centre set up in 1987 to provide a home for abused chimpanzees. It is now home to numerous kinds of primates.

Weymouth to Monkey World, Wareham – 15 miles / 30 minutes

www.monkeyworld.org

 

Moonfleet

Moonfleet was made famous by the novel by J Meade Faulkner published in 1898. The area was notorious for smuggling.

Weymouth to Moonfleet – 5 miles / 10 mins

More about Moonfleet

Moonfleet

 

 

Nothe Fort

The Nothe Fort is a military museum built in 1872, located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour. It’s a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast

www.nothefort.org.uk

 

Portland

The ‘isle’ of Portland is located on the World Heritage Coast. It’s an explorer’s Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. Famous for Portland Stone and excellent for bird-watching.

Weymouth to Portland – 5 miles / 15 minutes

www.visit-dorset.com

 

Portland Bill

Portland Bill is the southern most point of Dorset, home to the Portland Bill lighthouse

Weymouth to Portland Bill – 9 miles / 25 minutes

www.visit-dorset.com

 

Portland Castle

Portland Castle is one of the Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built in 1539 by Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland to guard the natural Portland anchorage known as the Portland Roads. It’s close to Portland Port.

Weymouth to Portland Castle – 5 miles / 15 minutes

www.visit-dorset.com

 

Salisbury Cathedral
Construction of Salisbury Cathedral began in 1220. The Cathedral is one of the leading examples of early English architecture.

Weymouth to Salisbury – 48 miles / 1 hour 10 mins

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

 

Sea Life Adventure Park, Weymouth

Enjoy a sealife adventure with over 1,000 incredible creatures from sharks and sting ray to penguins and crocodiles.

www.sealifeweymouth.com

 

Sherborne Castle

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has rich interiors, impressive collections of art, furniture and porcelain set in 42 acres of beautiful grounds. Enjoy refreshments in the tea rooms and browse the gift shop which boasts Sherborn Castle Wines.

Weymouth to Sherborne Castle – 28 miles / 40 minutes

www.sherbornecastle.com

Sherborne Castle

 

 

Castle Gardens, Sherborne Garden Centre

The beautiful 18th century walled kitchen gardens of Sherborne Castle provide the perfect sheltered enclosure for this garden centre and its thousands of plants. After browsing the range of plants enjoy a cream tea in the Walled Garden Restaurant.

Weymouth to Castle Gardens – 28 miles / 40 minutes

www.thegardeneronline.co.uk

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world. Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. As well as the stone circle there is plenty to explore at the visitor centre from an exhibition to Neolithic houses.

Weymouth to Stonehenge – 58 miles / 1 hour 20 mins

www.stonehenge.co.uk

 

Thomas Hardy visitor centre

Novelist Thomas Hardy lived in Dorset. Discover more about his life at the visitor centre based on the edge of Thorncombe Wood and visit his cottage to see where he wrote Far from the Madding Crowd.

Weymouth to Thorncombe Wood – 11 miles /18 minutes

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Tyneham Village

Tyneham Village was evacuated in 1943 during WWII and it has been deserted ever since.

The Church and School have exhibitions about the village and villagers.

Weymouth to Tyneham Village – 24 miles / 47 minutes

www.visit-dorset.com