Wareham Things to Do

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    Visit the Kings Arms Inn.

    by CDM7 Written Jun 26, 2013

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    This inn dates from 1550 when it was originally built as four cottages.In 1860 it was converted into an inn,and it is one of four buildings in the town that still has a thatched roof,as all the others were destroyed in the Great Fire (1762)
    An attractive looking inn with flagstone floors and a beamed ceiling with two open fireplaces,at the rear you will find a lovely beer garden.

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    Corfe Castle

    by smirnofforiginal Written May 14, 2012

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    As it comes into sight your reaction will simply be 'WOW!'
    Corfe Castle is the stuff of boys fantasies and fair maiden's dreams!!! It is surely one of the most romantic of settings...

    I was a little disappointed that we were not given any info about Corfe whilst we were there,,, but it is easy to find out about.

    AD875 - The Saxons had settled here but the Danes didn't stop plundering so, King Alfred the Saxon King married Hubba the Dane and there followed a truce. However,,, Halfdan (King of Denmark) broke this truce 2 years on and a fierce naval battle proceeded... 120 Viking boats sunk (off Swanage) Alfred decided to build a castle at Corfe's 'gates'...

    AD 1090 After William's conquest Corfe Castle became a Norman castle!

    Corfe became a royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels here!

    The castle got caught up in the Civil war and was partially destroyed in1646 by the Parliamentarians.

    A family ticket cost us £21 and, I thought, as far as tickets go this was relatively reasonable.

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    Monkey World

    by Kettleman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After seeing the apes rescued from all kinds of ***ty places on TV, with the BBC and more latterly with C5 in UK, we decided as we were weekending in Dorset to pay a visit.

    We spend a long afternon wandering about and were lucky the weather was good.

    The highlight for me was the area where the ring tailed lemurs are free to roam and the come and sit next to you. Sadly, camera packed away and then they ran off when I went to get it!

    Well worth a visit to put some cash in their hands to help the next batch of badly treated apes and monkeys.

    Ring Tailed Lemurs Ring Tailed Lemurs Ring Tailed Lemurs Chimp (maybe Charlie!) Chimp (maybe Charlie!)

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    Wareham St. Martin Church

    by bwk_michael Written Sep 9, 2008

    Wareham St. Martin is a civil parish in the English county of Dorset. The parish spreads across a large, and mostly rural area to the north of the town of Wareham including much of Wareham Forest. However the town of Wareham lies within its own civil parish, and the only significant settlement within Wareham St. Martin parish is the village of Sandford on the A351 road between Wareham and Poole.

    The parish has an area of 29.66 square kilometres. At the time of the 2001 census, it had a population of 2,752 living in 1,146 dwellings. The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district of the county of Dorset. It is within the Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency of the House of Commons and the South West England constituency of the European Parliament

    Outside Inside Inside The Door :) view from the other side of the river
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