The Isle of Purbeck !
Beautiful villages in a stunning landscape !
Discover Purbeck, Dorset’s Hidden Gem at our new website Visit Purbeck Dorset. Wareham is an ideal base for exploring the many and varied attractions of Purbeck. From lovely villages like historic Corfe Castle and the pretty seaside town of Swanage, to attractions like Durdle Door, Harry Rocks, the Arne nature reserve and Lulworth Cove.
Purbeck is a district in Dorset on the South Coast of England, also known as the ‘Isle of Purbeck’. Although not an island in geographical terms Purbeck is bordered on three sides by sea, and on the remaining side, the North, by the River Frome plus the low lying land around the harbour that has remained down the centuries boggy and difficult to cross in winter.
Here are some of the wonderful villages in Purbeck to be visited, followed by some of the top attractions:
A little rural village located the other side of the South Causeway, about half a mile from Wareham.
A small village, about 2 miles north of Swanage, which has some of the most beautiful beaches in Purbeck nearby.
Swanage has everything you need from award winning beaches to a country park and castle and a steam railway!
A very picturesque Purbeck village of limestone cottages centred around a village green with duckpond.