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The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, Kimmeridge, Jurassic Coast

Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre

Discover Kimmeridge Beautiful Kimmeridge Bay lies just 7 miles (by road) from Wareham. It sits on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and within the Purbeck Coast Marine Conservation Zone. There is so much to explore, from the fossil-rich seashore ledges to the wealth of rockpool life to be found at low tide and the …

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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions. The museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. The moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the …

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Visitor Attraction and Days Out Lulworth Castle Wareham Dorset

Lulworth Castle

Built in the 17th century, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, it was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. Ravaged by fire in 1929, it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership …

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Swanage Railway in Dorset

Swanage Railway

Located a short drive from Wareham, the Swanage Railway is the perfect place to enjoy a great family day out on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The heritage railway tourism attraction operates full-size steam and diesel passenger trains along the five and a half miles of line from Norden to Corfe Castle and down to the traditional …

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Visit the National Trust's Corfe Castle near Wareham, Dorset

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle – established by William the Conqueror and partially destroyed in the English Civil War. Now a majestic ruin and one of the main tourist attractions of Purbeck. Corfe Castle is a great place to enjoy a fun-filled day out for all the family. Explore the castle ruins which were once home to kings …

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Explore Wareham's Nature and Wildlife at RSPB Arne Nature Reserve

Arne RSPB Nature Reserve

Set against the backdrop of Poole Harbour the 565 hectares of Arne is famous for its wide open heathlands, ancient oak woodland and reedbeds. Here you can explore a diverse landscape of mudflats, scrub, wet woodland, acid grassland and sandy beaches. Arne is a fantastic place for family walks at any time of year and …

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre near Wareham

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Visit Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre to see over 260 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes! See the stars of TV’s Monkey Life and learn about their lives and rescues, in the 65 acre Dorset park. With play areas, cafes and daily question times with the keepers there’s plenty to do for the whole …

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Visit The Blue Pool Nature Reserve and Tearoom in Wareham

The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool Nature Reserve and Furzebrook Estate Established in 1935 The Blue Pool Tearooms & Furzebrook Estate has been entertaining visitors for over 85 years! Now under new ownership,  the management aim to take a respectful and sympathetic approach to this unique Site of Special Scientific Interest. The reserve represents a fragile environment, recognised …

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The Etches Collection Musuem of Jurassic Marine Life

The Etches Collection

A unique, modern museum of amazing fossils – the marine life of Jurassic Dorset. Lean about Life and Death in the Kimmeridgian Seas 157 million years ago during the age of the Dinosaur. Visit us in the village of Kimmeridge, many of the incredible specimens were found within 2 miles of our location on the …

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Visit the Gardens at Holme near Wareham

Holme for Gardens

Landscaped Gardens, Cafe, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Holme is a family business. More than just a garden centre, Holme is all about the place, the beautiful surroundings, the relaxing ambience, the gorgeous plants, the gardens, the birdsong and most of all about people enjoying themselves. It is a place where people who like gardens …

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