Wareham Travel Guide

  • River Frome from Wareham bridge
    River Frome from Wareham bridge
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  • Wareham railway station.
    Wareham railway station.
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  • Cycle shop at the station.
    Cycle shop at the station.
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Wareham Things to Do

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    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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    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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    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.

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Wareham Hotels

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  • Lulworth Cove Hotel

    Main Road, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5R

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Old Granary

    West Holme Farm, Wareham, BH20 6AQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Wareham Restaurants

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    by CDM7 Written Nov 22, 2012

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    As we live close to the Priory Hotel we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary here for dinner.What a good choice this turned out to be! We found the staff very friendly without being intrusive,this together with the excellent food and great wine list made for a most enjoyable evening.

    Priory Hotel

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    by bwk_michael Written Sep 9, 2008

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    its such an old and nice building, nice cafe-bar-restaurant right on the riverbank, sitting outside and enjoying the fresh homemade muffins and some coffee. in the evening you can have a five star meal in there which is very good and all fresh.

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate Muffin and Vanilla Latte

    from the other side of the river
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  • by DavSal Written Mar 30, 2008

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    This is a lovely oldie worlde Inn, complete with resident ghost. (Felt by our dog)
    Friendly, homely atmosphere and service.
    Wonderful home cooked food.

    Definately a worthwhile place to visit.

    Favorite Dish: I had roast of the day, which was beef and was 'just like my mama used to make'

    My husband had pasta bolognese, which was also fantastic.

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    • Seniors
    • Travel with Pets

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Wareham Off The Beaten Path

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    by CDM7 Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    .Wareham town walls (now grassy mounds) were originally built in Saxon times to defend the town from attacks against the Vikings.The walls surround the heart of the town on three sides with the forth side defended by the River Frome.The walls date from the 9th century.The walls walk follows the walls around the picturessque town of Wareham for about 1 mile.
    Several signposts and benches around the route.

    Footpath that runs around the walls.
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    by CDM7 Updated Jun 15, 2013

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    Situated on the outskirts of Wareham in Dorset,the forest is mainly heathland and pine woods.There are several parking places around the forest,one of which is just off the A35 on the Morden road (B3075).The Sika trail runs for 7 miles around the forest,this is generally flat with a couple of inclines,and suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.Just follow the yellow marker posts which show you the route.
    Several camper van sites are available in the forest on the road from Wareham to Bere Regis,together with a pub called the "Silent Woman"- GPS: BH20 7AA.

    Views of Wareham Forest.
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    • Camping
    • Cycling

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