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

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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Dorset Wildife Trust Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve
Cycling

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stonehill Nature Reserve near Wareham in Dorset
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Nextdoor to Kilwood is Stonehill Down nature reserve with its stunning views across Purbeck, also …

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

Birdlife at Stoborough Heath NNR

Soldiers Road runs between Hartland Moor and Stoborough Heath NNR, offering several convenient laybys to …

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