Portesham - Dorset

Welcome to Portesham, a beautiful West Dorset village.

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.

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 events in our superb Village Hall which is also available to hire for your event.