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

Wareham Forest near Wareham Dorset
Cycling

Wareham Forest

Wareham Forest is a great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods …

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Wareham-Town-Museum
Historical

Wareham Town Museum

An interesting local museum  located in the heart of Wareham on East Street by the …

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Purbeck Safari near Wareham
Fun ways to explore Purbeck

Purbeck Safari

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

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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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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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Visitor Attraction and Days Out Lulworth Castle Wareham Dorset
Castles

Lulworth Castle

Built in the 17th century, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as …

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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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Purbeck Safari near Wareham
Fun ways to explore Purbeck

Purbeck Safari

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

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Wareham Boat Hire
Fun ways to explore Purbeck

Wareham Boat Hire

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

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The Tank Museum
Entry Fee

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the …

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Visit the ghost village of Tyneham near Creech, Wareham
Historical

Tyneham ‘ghost’ Village

Tyneham is Dorset’s famous ‘lost’ village   In November 1943 all residents of the small …

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue Visitor Centre Purbeck Dorset
Animals

Margaret Green Animal Rescue Visitor Centre

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

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Birds of Poole Harbour Middlebere Wareham
Birds of Poole Harbour

Birdlife at Middlebere

Middlebere is one of the harbour’s premier birding sites, offering a stunning variety of birds, …

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

Arne RSPB Nature Reserve

Set against the backdrop of Poole Harbour the 565 hectares of Arne is famous for …

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