Preston, Dorset

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Preston is a coastal village and suburb of Weymouth in south Dorset, England. It is approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) north-east of Weymouth town centre and 2 kilometres (1 mi) west of the village of Osmington.

Preston contains two Haven campsites, Seaview and Weymouth Bay. It is home to a 14th-century church, St Andrew's, which was built on the site of a much earlier Norman church. It has three public houses: The Bridge Inn (formerly called The Swan), The Spice Ship and The Springhead. On the coast is the beach resort of Bowleaze Cove.

Preston has a village hall, used for many local groups including the local pantomime group.

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The Wesley family (the founders of Methodism) lived at Manor Cottage, which lies just south of The Spice Ship.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 50°39′N 2°25′W / 50.650°N 2.417°W / 50.650; -2.417