Visit Wareham, A town for all seasons!

Wareham attractions

... there's something for everyone!

It’s no wonder that thousands choose beautiful Wareham as their preferred holiday destination: it’s got something for everyone. Wareham isn’t just a gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, it is one of the most beautiful, and ancient, riverside towns in the country. There’s so much to enjoy in Wareham itself. Here’s our guide to Wareham’s attractions…

There’s so much around Wareham for you to visit and enjoy – a 1000 years of places !

Wareham has plenty to offer, from boat hire and riverside walks to retail therapy!

Relax with a drink on the quay, a picnic by the river, or a fabulous meal in town!

Places to visit

The Etches Collection Musuem of Jurassic Marine Life
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The Etches Collection

A unique, modern museum of amazing fossils – the marine life of Jurassic Dorset. Lean …

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Careys Secret Garden
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Carey’s Secret Garden

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

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Sedge Warbler Birds of Poole Harbour
Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Bestwall & Swineham

Situated to the east of Wareham, Swineham and Bestwall offers a diverse suite of habitats …

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Wild Woodbury Dorset Wildlife Trust Bere Regis near Wareham and Purbeck
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Wild Woodbury

A 170 hectares of former agricultural land acquired by Dorset Wildlife Trust in 2021 just …

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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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Burngate Stone Carving Centre Purbeck
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Burngate Stone Carving Centre

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

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Dorset Wildife Trust Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Four miles east of Wareham, Higher Hyde Heath is an internationally important area of dry …

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Birds of Poole Harbour - a Woodcock at Stoborough Heath, Purbeck
Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Slepe Heath

Slepe Heath is a productive and beautiful heathland landscape with stunning views of Poole Harbour …

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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 …

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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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Visit the Gardens at Holme near Wareham
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Holme for Gardens

Landscaped Gardens, Cafe, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Holme is a family business. More than …

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Birdwatching at Corfe River Valley Birds of Poole Harbour
Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at the Corfe River Valley

This secret corner of Poole Harbour is well worth a visit for its tranquillity as …

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Swanage Railway in Dorset
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Swanage Railway

Located a short drive from Wareham, the Swanage Railway is the perfect place to enjoy …

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The Rex Dorset's Oldest Cinema!

The Rex Cinema

The Rex has been showing films since the 1920’s, it is one of the oldest …

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