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Events and what's on in Portland

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Portland is famous for its unique assets such as its lighthouses and quarries. With a number of attractions, Portland is home to some exciting events that you're unlikely to get elsewhere.

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26 April 2020

Portland, Dorset
Osprey Sprint TriathlonThe Osprey Sprint April race will put good use to the months of winter training you have put yourself through. 300m Pool Swim – 12 lengths of the pool starting at individual times 17k Bike – Around Portland Island, Visiting the Bill. 5k Run – Off road along Hamm Beach. This is a perfect event for a fantastic start to the 2020 season. Legacy café will be open throughout the event for spectators and competitors alike. The race will start at 08:00 with each competitor starting on an ...
14 June 2020

Portland, Dorset
Race to the BillThis is a well established Triathlon race around the Isle of Portland dedicated to one of our members, Major Mick Welborn, a giant amongst men, who sadly passed away in September 2019. THE SWIM Swimming 1 or 2 loops around the breakwater in Portland Harbour, you will negotiate a 750m or 1500m course around the huge rocks and orange marker buoys exiting the water no more than 50m away from a flat well organised transition area. THE BIKE 17.5km, 1 lap around Portland, seeing the famous ...
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3 Mar 2020
February Photos of the Month Resort Dorset’s second ‘photos of the month’ feature is here! We’ve selected some of our favourite photos from Instagram that either mention @resortdorset or use the tag #resortdorset. Additionally, we select a featured photo of the month (above). Let’s get stuck in! Shots We Love River Stour View this post on Instagram ... Read more...
21 Feb 2020
Dorset History Dorset’s past influences much of what we do here today, the many places we visit, and a great number of the photos we take as our own mementos. A county with a rich heritage, there’s plenty of Dorset history to be explored. From a Victorian sea-defence fort to centuries-old castles, via preserved steam trains and a wartime abandoned village, and through a variety of award-winning museums, Dorset’s past is brilliantly brought to life. Take a trip back in time with a visit ... Read more...
31 Jan 2020
January Photos of the Month Welcome to Resort Dorset's first 'photos of the month' feature. We collect photos that we love from Instagram each month. To be in with a chance of being featured in next month's feature, just tag @resortdorset or use #resortdorset on any of your Instagram photos! Each month, there will be a feautured photo. Shots We Love Portland Bill View this post on ... Read more...
2 Dec 2019
Dorset Beaches Dorset is surrounded by an 88-mile stretch of quite remarkable coastline. One of the pleasures of visiting (or living in) Dorset is that you’re never too far away from the beach – whichever beach that may be, because there’s plenty! And by plenty, we mean loads! There are the major beaches such as the award-winning Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach, along with the many smaller beaches such as Church Ope Cove. Take a look at some of many: Chesil ... Read more...
8 Aug 2019
Things to do on a rainy day in Dorset Dorset is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Durdle Door to Portland Bill there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Dorset attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in Dorset What else ... Read more...

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