Local Attractions

  • Wareham Town Museum

    Address:
    Wareham Town Museum, East Street, Wareham, UK .

    Wareham Town Museum tells the story of the Wareham area of Dorset in southern England from prehistoric times to the present day, with a special exhibition on Lawrence of Arabia, who lived nearby.

  • Corfe Castle

    Address:
    Corfe Castle, Wareham, UK .

    One of the most evocative ruined castles in England

    • More than 1,000 years of turbulent history
    • Castle View visitor centre explores the lives (and deaths) of past residents
    • Extensive country estate to discover and explore
    • The Swanage Railway operates a steam train service to Corfe
  • The Swanage Railway

    Address:
    Swanage, Station Rd, Swanage BH19 1HB, United Kingdom .

    The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. Steam and diesel galas, Family Fun Day events, plus regular Evening Dining services complement themed events such as our highly popular Santa Special trains during the run up to Christmas.

  • Tank Museum

    Address:
    Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, United Kingdom .

    The tank was a British invention that changed warfare forever when it was introduced in World War One - and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since. From the Somme to Tiananmen Square or D-Day to Desert Storm the tank has played a part in shaping history - and it continues to do so today.

  • Monkey World

    Address:
    Tout Hill, Longthorns, Wareham BH20 6HH, United Kingdom .

    Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 240 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. At the park visitors can see more than 240 primates of 15 different species.

  • Purbeck Cycle Rides

    Address:
    Purbeck, UK .

    There are seven cycle rides around the area which are suitable for a variety of ages and abilities, ranging from 8 to 47 miles.

    Five of the rides are self-guided with two being signposted. They all have an accompanying leaflet with a map. There is also additional information on interest points that you will pass along the route, as well as how to follow the countryside code.

    https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-activities/cycling