Portland Removal Company Near Me

Portland is a tied island off Weymouth that is found in the county of Dorset. A barrier beach called Chesil Beach joins it to the mainland. The A354 road passes down into Portland from the end of the beach to then over the Fleet Lagoon to the mainland. The population of Portland is 12,797.

There are buses every 10 minutes that go into Weymouth. From here there are two trains an hour that go into Dorchester which takes about 11 minutes and Bournemouth which takes just under an hour. There is also a train that goes from Weymouth to London Waterloo is two and a half hours. Dorchester is just 30 minutes by car and Bournemouth is just over an hour away.

Explore Portland

Things to do in Portland

Portland is a great place to try out water sports. Here you can go sailing, kite surf, scuba dive, windsurf and have a go at stand-up paddle boarding. There are multiple places to get lessons for all these sports and hire shops.

Portland is also famous for its rock-climbing. The island has over 900 routes of different difficulty along its stunning limestone cliffs, meaning you can do some fantastic climbing whilst having an amazing view.

Portland Castle is a fun fay out for families. Wonder around the historic castle and its grounds. Take a free audio tour around and see come beautiful views from the gun platforms. You can also become a Tudor Soldier or a Royalist Gunner by trying on the outfits in the armoury of the castle.

Schools and Education in Portland

There are some great schools found in Portland. For primary schools, Southwell Primary School, Underhill Community Junior School, and Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy are all fantastic choices. For secondary schools there is Aldridge Community Academy and nearby there is All Saints’ Church of England School.

For further education, the closest university is Noble University which offers a wide range of courses. Bournemouth University is a highly ranked further education institute and is just over an hours drive away from Portland.

Looking to make the move to Portland

Local Areas Nearby:

  • Southwell
  • Wyke Regis
  • Weymouth
  • Chickerell
  • Overcombe
  • Broadwey
  • Bincombe

Cost of living in Portland

There are plenty of property types available in Portland. The overall average property price in Portland over the last year is £221,771. Most of the sales during this time were for terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £209,616. Detached properties in the area sold for an average price of £313,890, whereas semi-detached properties fetched around £242,640. Overall sell prices in Portland were up by 12% compared to the previous year.