The Jurassic Skyline was closed in August 2019 due to a decline in visitor numbers and was subsequently removed.
Jurassic Skyline (formerly the SEA LIFE Weymouth Tower) is a great value viewing tower attraction in Weymouth. The 53metre tall tower is ideal for families and people of all ages. Take your seat as the gondola gently rises offering great views of the resort below. Upon reaching the top of the tower, the fully enclosed gondola will slowly perform two full rotations. Passengers have plenty of time to take in the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, Nothe Fort, Portland and Weymouth Harbour.
The Jurassic Skyline is located in Weymouth on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With floor to ceiling windows, the gondola provides passengers with unrivalled views. Slowly rotating a full 360 degrees, guests can experience uninterrupted panoramic views up to 26km away.
Discover the History of the Jurassic Coast
The audio commentary will take you from the birth of the coastline during the Jurassic era right through to recent times. Learn how dinosaurs roamed the coast to the start of the Black Death. Hear how Mad King George created the seaside holiday and Allied Forces set off for war. Weymouth and the coastline seen from Jurassic Skyline have played a key part in England’s history.
World Heritage Sites
Weymouth is within Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast. This 95 mile stretch of coastline is England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Skyline gives you the opportunity to see it from the air. World Heritage Sites are carefully selected by a worldwide organisation called UNESCO as places of ‘outstanding universal value’.
Things to look for from Jurassic Skyline
Jurassic Skyline is the tallest structure for miles around and gives you great panoramic views of the resort and out into the English Channel. Here are some of the things that you should look out for:
* The White Horse
* Weymouth Harbour Bridge
* Jubilee Clock
* Durdle Door
* Nothe Fort
* Portland Bill
Jurassic Skyline Facts
* The Jurassic Skyline tower is 174 feet tall.
* On clear days you can see over 26km.
* The Jurassic Skyline weighs over 140 tons.
* The Gondola is lifted by 1800m of cable.
* The foundations go 18m into the seabed.
Admission Prices and Offers
Jurassic Skyline is part of the Merlin Entertainments group of attractions, meaning that vouchers are regularly available offering 2 for 1 entry. Merlin Annual pass holders get free entry to Jurassic Skyline in addition to a number of other Merlin attractions.
You can purchase tickets in advance from the offical website and you can also get great value tickets from 365 Tickets which also include entry to the nearby Weymouth Sea Life Centre. Alternatively Attractiontix offer a family ticket which includes admission to the Jurassic Skyline, Weymouth Sea Life Centre and some childrens rides at the nearby Fantasy Island.
Travelling to the Jurassic Skyline
The Jurassic Skyline tower is located on Festival Pier in Weymouth. There are a variety of ways to get to Jurassic Skyline.
Travelling by Train
Weymouth train station is located in the centre of the town and is a short walk from Jurassic Skyline. Follow signs for the beach and walk along the promenade you will see the tower. Search for your train tickets using the Raileasy website.
Travelling by Coach
If you would like to travel by coach we recommend that you try National Express.
If you like self-catering then Haven Holidays have a holiday park in Weymouth.
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