Attractions in Purbeck

  • Recently restored Victorian Pier located at the Southern area of Swanage Bay

  • Dorset's premier standard gauge preserved steam railway. Operates between Swanage and Norden, through the Isle of Purbeck.

  • A 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland.

  • A model of the 17th century village with working water mill, situated in an acre of gardens. Courtyard tearoom and shop.

  • Large 11th century castle that now lies in ruins since it was slighted in the English Civil War. It still cuts a majestic form dominating the village below

  • The museum features exhibits from the local area from prehistoric times to the present day. It also has a collection dedicated to the life of Lawrence of Arabia

  • Large public park adjacent to Poole harbour. Contains several man made lakes and is a conservation area

  • Large flat ledge and pool at the base of Jurassic Coast cliffs near Swanage. The platform is man-made, the result of quarrying

  • The magical Blue Pool is unique attraction in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.

  • Winspit is an old disused quarry on the coastal cliffs near Worth Matravers. The stone from this quarry was highly prized and used in various prestigious buildings in London.

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