Visit Wareham, A town for all seasons!

~ Discover the pretty Saxon riverside town of Wareham in Dorset;
the ideal holiday base to explore and experience Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast ~

Film by Martin Coward

~ Discover the pretty Saxon riverside town of Wareham in Dorset;
the ideal holiday 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!”
  • "Your excellent website triggered memories of happy times and I am looking forward to rediscovering the area"

– 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 in Wareham – updated weekly! Perfect for planning your holiday to Wareham in advance of your arrival!

For a list of local events happening around both Wareham & Purbeck,  visit our new events page on Visit Purbeck Dorset.

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!

Love It Local Competitions


5-8 October 2023 50 great gigs * 30 great acts * 15 indoor venues * open mic and jam sessions

The Love It Local competition to win 2 support wristbands for this year's Swanage Blues Fesitval

Win Tickets to the

Coming November 17th to December 30th: Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride comes to Swanage Railway in Dorset for the first time. . . !

The Love It Local competition to win 4 tickets to the Polar Express Train Ride is now open!

What's on around Wareham!

Limited Tickets

On the

31 May

Love It Local proudly presents



'The chopin of the Flamenco Guitar'

- Berner Nachrichten, Switzerland

'One of the top three guitarists in the world'

- Guitar Player, USA

In concert at

Priory Church of Lady St Mary in Wareham

Ticket Price


Church St, Wareham, BH20 4ND

To raise funds for the benefit of Lady St. Mary Church


7.30 pm

Doors open

6.45 pm

Events for this Autumn in Wareham

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What's on around Purbeck!

Discover more events throughout the wider Purbeck area on Visit Purbeck Dorset.

Welcome to our new website for Purbeck!​

We have so enjoyed creating the Visit Wareham ( that we’ve had the mad idea to create a new website 
encompassing the whole of Purbeck! Its a work in progress so we’ll be posting lots about the website over the next few months!
We’ll be featuring local businesses, local attractions, guides to places to visit, places to stay and lots of local events.

For more about Purbeck go to

Official Visitor Guides!

AVAILABLE 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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