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Built in 1750, Melchester's Portway Lighthouse has recently been fully renovated with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, providing a state-of-the-art visitor centre, gift shop and café. Climb the tower for breathtaking views and learn about the history of the lighthouse through interactive displays, exhibits and first-hand accounts by the men who manned this vital aid to navigation for over two centuries.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Melchester itself. But if you feel like a change of scene during your visit, why not get out and about and explore the local area? Head of Tourism Anne Smiley shares her thoughts on some cool places to go within a short drive time of the town. "We fancy an excursion. Any sugg...Read More + To Itinerary
Melchester has been a popular holiday hotspot since Victorian times. But why do so many visitors continue to choose the town for a summer break or a weekend getaway? Here's a quick round-up of the six main attractions... Location, location, locationIf you're looking for the go-to holiday destination, Melchester ticks a...Read More + To Itinerary
Melchester's favourite festival is back for its 12th year! Join us for three days of fab music and dancing on the beach and seafront, with 20 bands performing on two stages (line-up to be announced). There's also an Introducing Stage where you can catch some of our finest local talent. A feast of food includes traditio...Read More + To Itinerary