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Local Attractions and Days Out

Discover the great variety of local attractions and fun days out in and around Wareham for the whole family!

Wareham is an ideal holiday base to explore Purbeck and Dorset. There are plenty of nearby visitor attractions. From castles to the iconic Jurassic Coast landmarks or amazing nature reserves and fascinating museums.

Visitor attractions less than half hours drive from Wareham!

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 …

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Careys Secret Garden

Carey’s Secret Garden

Behind a 150 year old wall, situated just outside of Wareham, Dorset, sits 3.5 acres …

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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 …

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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 …

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue Visitor Centre Purbeck Dorset

Margaret Green Animal Rescue Visitor Centre

A little about the centre … Founded in 1965 by a lady called Margaret Green, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Love history? There's plenty to visit around Purbeck

With two castles nearby -Lulworth and Corfe  – there’s plenty of historical attractions a short drive from Wareham! On a completely smaller scale but no less interesting is the home of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) at Cloud’s Hill.  Plus don’t miss a visit to The Tank Museum – the worlds biggest collection of Tanks. Or for a different aspect of war visit the atmospheric Tyneham ‘ghost village’.

Clouds Hill home of T.E. Lawrence in Bovington, Wareham, Dorset

Clouds Hill

A tiny isolated cottage in the heart of Dorset which Lawrence furnished to his own …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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For fun ways to explore Purbeck or a more hands-on experience...

There’s lots of fun ways to explore Purbeck from a steam train to led cycle trails, boat hire or a Safari trip in the Purbeck hills. Or for the more adventurous there’s snorkelling on the Jurassic Coast at Kimmeridge or a Stone Carving Course at Burngate.

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 …

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Wareham Boat Hire

Wareham Boat Hire

Offering self drive motor boats, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats, boat trips and stand up paddle …

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Burngate Stone Carving Centre Purbeck

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

Visit Burngate at its inspirational location overlooking the Purbeck countryside at Langton Matravers, near Swanage. …

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Purbeck Safari near Wareham

Purbeck Safari

Purbeck Safari is a family run business whose aim is to enable you to access …

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Catch a movie or enjoy a local theatrical or music production...

Catch a movie at Wareham’s independent cinema. Or check out what’s on at the theatre and cinema at Swanage seafront. Plus there’s a good selection of local theatrical and music events throughout the year…

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Or enjoy lunch, refreshments or afternoon tea...

For a more chill day why not include lunch or afternoon tea at these beautiful gardens and landscapes or enjoy a full day retreat with panoramic sea views at Studland…

Careys Secret Garden

With refreshments at The Secret Salt Pig
Wareham

Holme for Gardens

With landscaped gardens and cafe
West Holme

Knoll House Hotel

Day Retreat with Afternoon Tea
Studland

The Blue Pool

Nature Reserve and Tearooms
Furzebrook

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