Portesham - Dorset

Welcome to Portesham a lovely West Dorset village.
Portesham has a vibrant village community with regular events open to the general public so please take time to explore our website and watch out particularly for our brilliant Artsreach events in the Village Hall.
Wherever you are in the Weymouth or Dorchester area you will see on the western horizon, the magnificent stone monument to Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, our famous 19th century Portesham resident who, as Captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought under Lord Nelson's command.
Steer for Hardy's Monument and you will witness some amazing 360° views of Dorset and find Portesham nestled beneath Blackdown Hill.