April 2021 – Pubs Open with Outside Space

Guest have asked for suggestions of pubs with outside space which have now re opened after lockdown. On Portland The…

Portland Hogget

Portland Hogget are one of the oldest breeds of sheep in the UK. They are smaller than most commercial breeds…

The Portland Spy Ring on the Estate

Harry Houghton (Reverberate) and Ethel Gee (Trellis) made up the Portland Spy Ring. Under their code names of Reverberate and…

“Happy New Year Colin Burstead” was filmed at Penn Castle

A 2018 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Ben Wheatley and featuring Neil Maskell as the title character, with Hayley Squires, Sam Riley, Doon Mackichan, Joe Cole, and Charles Dance also…

What make Chesil Beach and the Fleet Special

You may have noticed the massive embankment of pebbles as you came across the Causeway. This is an 18 mile…

Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were “Bunny”

In 2005 posters for the “Curse of the Were-Rxxxit” were banned from the Island.  The word Rxxxit, hence forth to…

The Isle of Slingers

Portland is very much an Island with its own customs.  People new to the Island are known as Kimberlins and…

Short Histories

We like to think its one for the kids, but we know the adults will love this quick fire list.…

The Islands Lucky Charms

As you travel round the Island you may believe the Islanders are most proud of the stone that built St…

Church Ope Cove and the Vikings

Many guests are as surprised as the local would have been in 789AD to find 3 Viking Longships from Norway…

 
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