Portland Bill

Portland Bill

[ May, 2015 ] We visited Portland Bill, which is in the south part of the Isle of Portland in Dorset, in the south of England.

The famous sea fight of the Spanish Armada in 1588, which we learned in our history lessons, happened in the south offing of this promontory.

There was a big lighthouse.

This one was built in 1906 and there were two more which were built in the 18th century.

Apparently, this area is historically famous for shipwrecks.

The Isle of Portland is also famous for its building stone, which was used for St.Paul’s Cathedral in London and the United Nations building in New York.

Our friends told us that in the past, they loaded the stone on to the boats from here and transported them through the Thames to London.

We walked around in the strong wind and saw reckless young people jumping in to the sea from the cliff.