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Events and what's on in Portland

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01 July 2018

Portland, Dorset
Portland 10-Mile Road RaceIn 1980 three bored sailors stationed at the Royal Naval Air Station came up with the idea of a 10-mile race on Portland, the cost was 40 pence to enter! Today the race has developed into a testing 10-mile route that will see competitors run a lap and a half around the top of the island, from one end of the island, Portland Heights Hotel (385 ft), to the other, Portland Bill (30 ft). The route is undulating, on tarmac roads and pavements and goes through built up areas as well as ...
02 August 2018

Portland, Dorset
Dino DayDino Day is a children’s activity day at Portland Museum, with many different Dinosaur craft-based activities for children of all ages. There will be home baking and drinks available to enjoy for lunch or treat yourself to cake! You are also welcome to bring your own food and enjoy it in our garden.
08 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018

Portland, Dorset
b-side Festivalb-side returns to the Isle of Portland showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to this beautiful and intriguing island. Extraordinary, playful, witty and challenging our programme emerges from conversations between artists, producers and the residents of Portland. A generous mix of FREE and ticketed events will ensure that every Festival day offers a different experience - including artist talks, workshops, fanatical tours, and much more.

Latest Portland Features

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26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
10 of the Best Dorset Places of Interest Dorset is blessed with more beauty spots and landmarks per square mile than anywhere else (ok we just made that up, but it's got a lot). With its stunning countryside, breathtaking coastal views, historic monuments and spectacular natural features, you don’t have to look far to see why visitors just can’t get enough of what Dorset has to offer. One of the great advantages is just how accessible everything is – many sights are close together and you could ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Chesil Beach Chesil Beach is a stunning 18-mile long shingle bank running between West Bay and Portland. The bank protects the land behind it, without it the sea would be further inland. Interestingly, the pebbles vary in size from pea sized at West Bay to large potato size at Portland. This could be due to the southwesterly gales that would carry all of the material to the east and the less strong waves from other directions may carry the smaller pebbles back to the west. Another school of ... Read more...
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