Saturday, 16 June 2012

Portland


Portland is famous for its Portland stone and Portland cement and a visitor to Portland will see the quarries on his or travels. Portland even has its own breed of sheep.




Portland Bill joins Chesil Beach and is almost an island made from limestone. The scenery is more rugged than mainland proper but it does have some rather unique features and interesting places. The scenery is absolutely stunning too. Portland Bill lighthouse is a very impressive building and has a visitor centre and is open for tours.




There is still a prison on the island and Portland has its own port and some rather unique churches and buildings. The British have a fascination with islands or bits of land that stick out into the sea but Portland Bill is a fascinating place and with some unique qualities of its own.



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