Subject: Southern England
Hi, Ziners - a lovely overlooked spot on the southern coast is Weymouth in Dorset. They are many lovely B& B's right on the seafront across from the beach and Esplanade. The Dorset coastline was given World Heritage Status by UNESCO in Helsinki in December, 2001. Chesil Beach is also nearby and Portland Heights (very scenic) where you can actually look down on Chesil Beach. Brewers Quay, a shopping and leisure complex with crafts, ten-pin bowling, science centre and small brewery, as well as The Weymouth Museum and Timewalk, showing the history of the area are located in the old Devenish Brewery. Weymouth is also very close to Dorchester (Thomas Hardy country) and also near the Swannery. The swans who are there are the descendants of swans have been there for centuries and it's one of the most interesting places I've ever visited.

A beautiful hotel on the Esplanade is the Hotel Kinley - http://www.hotelkinley.co.uk/

I think it would run in the neighbourhood of about 30 pounds per night.

There is also a Weymouth website at:

http://www.weymouthswebsite.co.uk

I am very familiar with this area as my uncle and aunt moved there from London some years ago - I also have a cousin nearby in the quaint village of Portesham and another cousin in Portland Heights. I will be visiting them in early April courtesy of British Airways latest seat sale which ends tomorrow.

Pat