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Things to do in Swanage

Coastal town situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Are you looking for things to do in Swanage? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.



Studland Beach FREE

National Trust - Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland.
near Swanage
BH19 3AX


Swanage Railway `The Purbeck Line'

Offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway.
BH20 5DW


Corfe Castle Model Village

Ideal place to spend a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.
The Square
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EZ



Corfe Castle

National Trust - One of Britain's most majestic ruins.
BH20 5EZ

Recommended by Daniel Skelton, Watford



The Recreation Ground FREE

A children’s play area can be found here. In high season the Santa Fe children’s play park and crazy golf can be enjoyed.
Shore Road, Victoria Avenue or Horsecliff Lane
BH19 1DG


Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve FREE

The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve (PMWR), is the longest established Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve in the UK.
BH20 5PF



Isle Of Purbeck Golf Club

A visit here is a must for all golfers; the beginner is catered for on the 9 hole Dene course and the Purbeck Championship course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer.
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
BH19 3AB


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