~ 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.

Love It Local Events

SEPTEMBER 7th

AN EVENING WITH CHRIS PACKHAM
& MARTIN SIMPSON

Concert & fundraiser for Birds of Poole Harbour

JULY 6th

FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

Showcasing the best locally produced food and drink in Purbeck and the South Dorset area

Discover more about Wareham...

Discover

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!

Shopping

Shop locally with top quality and quirky independent retailers
Bakeries • Clothing • Galleries • Gifts • Groceries • Health • Jewellers • Speciality

Find out more at Love it local purbeck
Let's go!

What's on

Castle sieges, music festivals, cinema, tank displays, art festivals
Events • Cinema • Film Festival • Music events

Find out more at Visit Purbeck Dorset
Let's go!

Accommodation

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

Discover our website for Purbeck!

Your one stop guide to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

 Featuring local businesses, local attractions, guides to places to visit, places to stay and lots of local events.

For more about Purbeck go to Visit Purbeck Dorset

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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