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Population: 8000
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Purbeck Film Festival

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Quay Inn
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Monkey World
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Quay Inn
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Wareham was an important and prosperous south coast port in Saxon times and its accessibility also attracted regular Viking raids - Canute captured it in 1016, and earthen walls were raised around the town on three sides for protection. Those grassy banks remain a haven for wildlife now, and enclose a thriving market town with a Saxon street plan and more than 200 buildings of historic and architectural interest.
Follow the signposted ‘Walls Walk’ for fine views over the meandering River Piddle, or take the ‘Town Walk’ to explore Wareham's heritage and shop-lined streets. Be sure to see the parish church of Lady St. Mary with its magnificent stained glass. In Dorset's oldest church, St. Martins in North Street, see the life-size stone effigy of Lawrence of Arabia. His cottage Cloud’s Hill, is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are also plenty of other attractions in town and nearby; the Town Museum outlines the history of the town from pre-historic times and the World of Toys is home to a collection of antique and collectors toys including musical boxes and automata. Maybe you would prefer to join a river cruise at the picturesque Quay, hire your own boat perhaps, and when evening comes, enjoy a film at Britain's only gas-lit cinema, The Rex. Purbeck Sports Centre offers a first-class facility with an indoor swimming pool especially for those days when the weather doesn’t quite hold out!
The best way to discover Wareham and Purbeck is by foot and, as well as the two town walks, there are four ‘waymaked’ routes that help you to experience the wonderful scenery and fascinating wildlife for yourself. Call into Purbeck Information & Heritage Centre on South Street for the Four Walks Pack (Four Walks Pack including The Purbeck Way, The Purbeck Way West, The Two Rivers Walk and Wareham Forest Way @ £1.50).
There are plenty of places to eat and drink in town, from tearooms and traditional fish and chip shops to English and continental restaurants as well as a variety of pubs offering traditional fare. Don’t forget the numerous events including Wareham Carnival (25th July – 01st August), Purbeck Aware (15th May – 13th June) and Dorset Art Weeks (29th May – 13th June), as well as the Farmer’s Market (every fourth Friday of each month), the Home Producers Market (every Thursday in the URC Hall) and the Town Market (every Thursday in East Street).
To learn more about Wareham and its special events visit the Purbeck Information and Heritage Centre in the former Holy Trinity Church on South Street. Population 8,000


Blue Pool
Clouds Hill
Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens
Corfe Castle Museum
Lulworth Castle
Margaret Green Foundation Trust Animal Sanctuary
Monkey World
Purbeck Toy and Musical Boxes and Vintage End of Pier Museum
Tank Museum
Wareham Town Museum


Birchwood Tourist Park
East Creech Camping & Caravan Park
Lookout Holiday Park
Manor Farm Caravan Park
Ridge Farm Camping & Caravan Park
Wareham Forest Tourist Park
Woodlands Camping Park


The Rex Cinema


Yoga With Pam


Purbeck District Council


The Dental Practice
Wareham Dental Practice


Sandford Practice
Wareham Practice
Wool Practice

Estate Agent

Booth & Corben
Bullock & Lees
Connell Estate Agents
Goadsby & Harding
Osbornes Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Wareham Farmers Market

Golf Club

Wareham Golf Club

Holiday Park

Lookout Park

Pub and Bar

Antelope Inn
Black Bear Hotel
Horse & Groom
Kings Arms
Priory Hotel
Quay Inn
Railway Tavern


Antelope Inn
Bishops Cottage
Kemps Country House
Old Granary
Priory Hotel
Quay Inn
Rose Mullion
Trattoria Rialto


Dream Cottages
Lookout Park


Neville Jones & Co


A Class Cars
Garrison Cars
Mikes Taxis
Station Cars


Lynwood Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Wareham CC (Cricket)


Wareham Wren Bookshop
Woolbridge Florist

Holme Nurseries Ltd
Roberts Chemist Ltd
Shaylers Vision Centre
A F Joy
Solemate Shoes Ltd
Peter Hedley Gallery
Wessex Fine Art & Ceramics
Trident Cafe
Harrys Cafe Bar
Clavells Cafe & Farm Shop
B Curtis Ltd
Hallett Butchers
The Tank Museum Shop
Sibley Pottery
The Creative Gallery
Acanthus Gallery
Richard Harvey Wines Ltd


Sibley Pottery Antiques
The Living Room



Lulworth Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Purbeck Shooting School(Shooting)

Places to Stay near Wareham


Priory Hotel (0.22 miles)

Priory Hotel

The beautiful, historic, 16th century Priory Hotel with its riverside setting, is somewhere very special indeed. A perfect place to relax and unwind, where peace and tranquility prevail.

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Worgret Manor Hotel (0.98 miles)

Worgret Manor Hotel
Worgret Manor is a lovingly refurbished Georgian manor house, set on historic grounds, mentioned in the Magna Carta, half a mile from Wareham, on the A352 to Wool and Dorchester.

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Springfield Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa (1.70 miles)

Springfield Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa

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Family owned 67 bedroom hotel offering Standard, Superior and Executive Bedrooms. Ideally positioned for visiting Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Corfe Castle & The World Heritage, Durasic Coastline.

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Kemps Country House (2.75 miles)

Kemps Country House

Kemps Country House is situated in unspoilt Dorset countryside. Facing south, the hotel overlooks the Valley of the Frome and has wonderful views of the Purbeck Hills. Once a Victorian Rectory built in 1874, the house ... More | visit website

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Mortons House Hotel (4.28 miles)

Mortons House Hotel

Mortons House was built from Purbeck stone circa 1590 in the shape of an ‘E’ to honour Queen Elizabeth I and was formerly linked by underground tunnels to Corfe Castle. Traditional bedrooms make good ... More | visit website


Kimmeridge Farmhouse (4.89 miles)

Kimmeridge Farmhouse
Kimmeridge farm Bed and Breakfast is located on a gentle slope in the village of Kimmeridge, with views of Kimmeridge Bay over their own farmland which stretches from the highest point in Purbeck (Swyre Head) ... More
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Scott Arms Hotel (5.32 miles)

Scott Arms Hotel
The Scott Arms, located in Kingston near Corfe Castle. We offer B&B accommodation which has been recently renovated to a very high standard along with our delicious locally-sourced breakfasts, we believe The Scott Arms is ... More | visit website
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Park Lodge (5.40 miles)

Park Lodge
Park Lodge is situated on the beautiful Lulworth Estate in the grounds of Lulworth Castle. Built in the 1600's, the lodge is said to have originally been used as a Dower House for the nearby ... More | visit website
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Kingston Country Courtyard (5.63 miles)

Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston Country Courtyard gives you a taste of authentic farmstead life in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated in open countryside on a picturesque ridge amid the beautiful Purbeck Hills, it offers spectacular views ... More | visit website
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The Cheese House (5.66 miles)

The Cheese House

4* rated. A lovely Grade II detached cottage, adjacent to the farmhouse, with its own private garden area, BBQ and seating. The Cheese House has just undergone a complete renovation and has been decorated in ... More | visit website

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