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The View

The View

Located in Weymouth on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jurassic Skyline offers unrivalled views of this breathtaking natural phenomenon.

With floor to ceiling windows, the viewing capsule slowly rotates a full 360 degrees offering uninterrupted panoramic views up to 26km away including Portland, Lulworth and beyond!

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Jurassic Skyline is the tallest structure for miles around, and gives you great panoramic views of the resort and out into the English Channel.

The Jurassic Skyline at dusk Looking towards Weymouth beach from The Jurassic Skyline Looking South towards Nothe Fort and Portland Bill Family at The Jurassic Skyline The rotating gondola climbs The Jurassic Skyline The view to Weymouth Harbour People on The Jurassic Skyline Looking back towards Weymouth Looking North-East to cliffs on the Jurassic Coast The Jurassic Skyline

The gondola performs two full rotations at a relaxed pace, so you'll have plenty of time to take lots of photos. Remember to share your favourites on our Facebook page.

The Jurassic Coastline

Did you know that Weymouth is within Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast?

This 95 mile stretch of coastline is England's first natural World Heritage Site, so we are pleased to be able to give you the chance to see part of it from the air. World Heritage Sites are carefully selected by a worldwide organisation called UNESCO as places of ‘outstanding universal value’.

Scroll down for details of the amazing fossils, geology and more things to see in Dorset as part of this unique World Heritage Site.

Things to look for from Jurassic Skyline

Looking North-East to cliffs on the Jurassic Coast The White Horse Weymouth Harbour Bridge Jubilee Clock Durdle Door Looking towards Weymouth beach from The Jurassic Skyline Looking South towards Nothe Fort and Portland Bill Portland Bill East Weare Cliffs The Jurassic Skyline at dusk The view to Weymouth Harbour

Explore the Jurassic Coast

Once you've experienced the stunning aerial views, be sure to head down the coast and take a closer look. Whether you head north or south there's plenty to see!

Heading up north

Lulworth Cove

After enjoying Jurassic Skyline, travel up towards Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove.

Take in the stunning beauty on the coastal paths and enjoy a relaxing time in the surrounding villages.

Exploring down south

Portland Lighthouse

Alternatively why not, head down over the stunning Chesil Bay.

Enjoy the Olympic Sailing Village and things to see on Portland Bill, like the Lighthouses and fossils.

Ammonite Jurassic Fossil from the coast in Dorset Fossil of leaves in rock A dinosaur tooth

Want to find out more about the Jurassic Coast?

The Jurassic Coast is looked after by a range of local and national organisations that together form the Jurassic Coast Partnership.

One of our partners is a charitable body, the Jurassic Coast Trust, who’s role it is to raise funds to support education and conservation along the coast.

For more information about how to support the World Heritage Site, please visit

The Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Jurassic Skyline facts

Phone boxes to illustrate height

The Jurassic Skyline is...174 feet tall

That's the same as 25 telephone boxes stacked together!


On clear days you...see over 26km

That's over 16 miles including Portland, Lulworth and beyond!

Sticks of rock

The Jurassic Skyline weighs...over 140 tons

...or the same as a whopping 150,000 sticks of rock!

Weymouth Clock

The foundations go...18m into the sea bed

That's taller than Weymouth's Jubilee Clock!

The Shard

The gondola is lifted by 1800m of cable

Enough to get you up and down The Shard in London 6 times!


The counterweight weighs...over 18 tons

...or roughly the same as 125 crocodiles!

There are plenty more facts about Weymouth and our surroundings to find out as you go up the Jurassic Skyline.
Come and see for yourself.