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

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

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle – established by William the Conqueror and partially destroyed in the English Civil …

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The Etches Collection Musuem of Jurassic Marine Life
Entry Fee

The Etches Collection

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

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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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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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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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Careys Secret Garden
Entry Fee

Carey’s Secret Garden

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

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

Clouds Hill

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

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Burngate Stone Carving Centre Purbeck
Interactive and Experiences

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

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

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The Tank Museum
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The Tank Museum

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

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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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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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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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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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