Visit Wareham… It’s a town for all seasons!

~ The official tourism website for the pretty Saxon riverside town of Wareham in Dorset;
the ideal holiday base to explore and experience Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast ~

~ The official tourism website to the ancient Saxon riverside town of Wareham in Dorset; the ideal base to explore and experience Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast ~

  • "Love Wareham! It has been included in our Dorset holiday for years"
  • “I do visit Wareham whenever I can, it’s my happy place, the jewel in Dorset’s crown!”
  • “Can't wait to visit your beautiful town again next Spring”
  • “Perfect spot for all south Dorset attractions”
  • “So much history in one town!”

– Quotes from Visit Wareham facebook page

A town for all seasons!

Welcome to Wareham! We have loads of useful and interesting information for your holiday or visit to Wareham in Dorset…

Find out about the amazing history of our Saxon walled town or read our guide to the many places to explore in and around Wareham. We also have some great ideas for places to visit and things to do nearby in Purbeck, and the Jurassic Coast.

Check out our list of local events happening near Wareham and Purbeck – updated weekly! Perfect for planning your holiday to Wareham in advance of your arrival!

We also have a selection of places to stay from quirky, independent hotels, to cosy bed and breakfasts or scenic, rural campsites.

And to make your holiday or visit to Wareham complete we also have our popular guide to the many fantastic places to eat, in and around Wareham, as well as a guide to our local shops including a fantastic range of good quality, independent retailers.

Discover more about Wareham...


Wareham's attractions and it's amazing history. Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast
Wareham attractions • Isle of Purbeck & Jurassic Coast • Wareham's amazing history
Let's go!

Food & Drink

Fine dining, fish and chips on the quay and local produce with local brews
Pubs • Restaurants • Takeaways
Let's go!

Things to do

Beaches, castles, animal parks, museums, steam railway...
Animals • Beaches • Castles • Walks • Family days out • Museums • Nature reserves
Let's go!


Shop locally with top quality and quirky independent retailers
Bakeries • Clothing • Galleries • Gifts • Groceries • Health • Jewellers • Speciality
Let's go!

What's on

Castle sieges, music festivals, cinema, tank displays, art festivals
Events • Cinema • Film Festival • Music events
Let's go!


Wareham has a great choice of places to stay, from campsites to hotels
Hotels • B & B's • Self Catering • Camping & Caravanning
Let's go!

What's on around Wareham and Purbeck!

Events this Autumn!

What’s On in and around Wareham?

Dorset Wildlife Trust Wild Seas Centre: High and Dry Art Exhibition
Dorset Wildlife Trust Wild Seas Centre: High and Dry Art Exhibition
until 2nd October
Live Music at The Duke of Wellingotn in Wareham Dorset
Duke of Wellington Live Music with Jim Etherington
30th September
Ticket To Paradise at The Rex Cinema Wareham Autumn 2022
Rex Cinema!
30th September to 6th October
Tiger Day Tank Museum 1st October 2022 near Wareham
The Tank Museum: Tiger Day Autumn
1st October
Historic Walk Around Wareham
Wareham Museum: Wareham Historic Walk
1st October!
Ridgeway Singers: Dorset Music Unboxed 8th October
Ridgeway Singers: Dorset Music Unboxed
8th October
Purbeck Film Festival October 2022
Purbeck Film Festival
14th - 29th October
Halloween Party at The Sandford Pub Wareham 29th October 2022
The Sandford Pub Halloween Party
29th October
Wareham at Christmas: Race Night 15th October All Stars Sports Bar
Race Night!
15th October

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Official Visitor Guides OUT NOW!

AVAILABLE NOW from the new Visit Wareham Visitor Centre at the Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe, Trinity Church, South St.

Or find them in Wareham at Wareham Town Museum. Wareham Library, Antelope Inn, Garden Gate Tea Room, Duke of Wellington, The Bear Hotel, Harry’s Cafe, Horse and Groom, Creative Gallery, Purbeck Artisan Yard, The Italian Bakery.

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