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!”
  • "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 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.

Wareham celebrates the arrival of Father Christmas!

With street entertainment, parade with Father Christmas, Father Christmas grotto and the official lighting of the Christmas Tree

Father Christmas in Wareham

More details here !

More Christmas events . . .

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 for the Winter Months...

Looking for something different from Christmas! There’s plenty of other local events to choose from in and around Wareham and Purbeck this Winter. Enjoy a movie at Wareham’s cost independent cinema. Get out and enjoy nature with a guides walk at RSPB Arne. Come along to a local history talk to find out about our amazing history. Not forgetting Wareham’s new and brightest event – Illuminate at The Blue Pool for the New Year!

The Woman King movie at The Rex Cinema Wareham
Film: The Woman King
25 November - 1st December
RSPB Arne: Guided Walk, Wareham Dorset
RSPB Arne: Guided Walk
29th November
Quinns Quinney - Dorset's favourite skiffle band will be playing at The Kings Arms in Wareham on the 3rd December.
Quinns Quincey Skiffle Band
3rd December
Wareham and District Archaeology and Local History Society Talks
History: The last wild Britain – talk
7th December
The English Civil War – People and Places in Dorset
8th December
The Blue Pool Illuminate event in Wareham
Illuminate at The Blue Pool
9th January - 5th March

On this week !

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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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