New Portland Tourist Information Centre opens

A new Portland tourist information centre at The Heights Hotel on Portland, Dorset has officially been opened by South Dorset MP Richard Drax. The new visitor centre will have information about local attractions, details of events and shows, public transport information, gifts and souvenirs, as well as an on-site coffee shop and a free car park.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council closed the TIC at Portland Bill lighthouse last year as part of budget cuts and started looking for ways to provide tourist information in association with local businesses. The Council has provided a one-off financial contribution of almost £4500 to help create this new tourist information centre on Portland.