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Things to do in Purbeck

Things to do in Purbeck

Swanage makes the ideal base for your holiday, the area has a wide range of attractions. Our large photo gallery has images going back to the 1800's and Webcams.

Sports & Activities

The Isle if Purbeck offers many sports and activities from a relaxing walk in the countryside to cycle routes for all abilities and for the more adventurous rock climbing and water sports. read more...

Food and Drink

Find a restaurant, cafe, pub, bar or local food in the Isle of Purbeck.

Swanage Steam Railway

The 6 mile long line joins Swanage, Herston Halt, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle and Nordon Park & Ride, the railway follows the route of the old Purbeck line read more...

The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile stretch of outstanding geology in between Dorset and East Devon which is a World Heritage Site read more...

Clubs & Businesses

Find a local club, business, or website in the Purbeck A-Z directory.. read more...

Whats On this Week

25/02/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

14:30 - The Lego Batman Movie (U)

18:00 - Wareham Carnival Royalty Event

19:30 - Pip Utton - Playing Maggie... The...

26/02/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Swanage Steam Train Departure Tim...

All Day - Tradecraft Stall

08:30 - Cath Newman Sunday Session

14:30 - The Lego Batman Movie (U)

17:00 - Church Service

27/02/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

08:30 - U3a Table Tennis

08:30 - U3a French Group

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

13:00 - Pins And Needles

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

18:00 - The Lego Batman Movie (U)

19:00 - RSPB Winter Talk & Slideshow Even...

28/02/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

All Day - South Dorset Med-week Volunteers

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

13:00 - U3a Committee

13:00 - Judy Robson Art Group

18:00 - The Lego Batman Movie (U)

18:30 - Cardio Tennis!

19:00 - Belvedere Singers rehearsal

19:30 - Dorset Industrial Archaeology Soc...

19:30 - Wareham Camera Club

01/03/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

08:30 - U3a French Group

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

14:30 - Choir Practice

15:00 - Tradecraft Stall

18:00 - Hold For Steves Table Tennis

18:00 - The Lego Batman Movie (U)

18:00 - Beginners Tennis

18:45 - FREE Advanced Driving Lectures

02/03/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

All Day - Swanage Blues Festival

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

10:30 - Tradecraft Stall

13:00 - Sue Blake Art Group

14:30 - Castle Tour

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

03/03/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

All Day - Swanage Blues Festival

08:30 - U3a Computers

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

10:45 - Love Langton Litter Pick (Session...

12:00 - Tradecraft Stall

19:30 - "Rock of Ages"

19:30 - Swanage Photographic Society

19:30 - 'Rock of Ages'

20:00 - Sean Taylor

04/03/2017

All Day - Crowd Funder PYCF Support Young P...

All Day - Fairtrade Fortnight

All Day - Swanage Blues Festival

10:00 - Victorian Durlston Exhibition

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

10:00 - Time For A Cuppa

10:00 - Love Langton Litter Pick (Session...

10:00 - Swanage Litter Picks (Session 1)

10:00 - Arts and Crafts Fair

10:00 - Tradecraft Stall

10:00 - Swanage Litter Picks (Session 3)

14:00 - Swanage Litter Picks (Session 2)

19:30 - "Rock of Ages"

19:30 - Stargazing

19:30 - 'Rock of Ages'

20:00 - Flakey Jake

22:30 - Enjoy Yourself! Club with Vinyl D...

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

2nd Mar 2017 to 5th Mar 2017

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

5th May 2017 to 7th May 2017

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

27th May 2017 to 11th Jun 2017

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2017

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2017

30th Jun 2017 to 2nd Jul 2017

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival

14th Jul 2017 to 16th Jul 2017

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

29th Jul 2017 to 5th Aug 2017

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Accommodation Offers

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28th MAY-5thJUNE AVAILABLE due to cancellation...
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Small Image3Quarters Bed and Breakfast
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Small ImageDurlston Bay
All year round Mini breaks available; Pirate,...
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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season offer of £5 discount per night...
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Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
** Bargain Spring Breaks ** £13 off per room...
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Small ImageBelow Decks
Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat Sun...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
15% discount for Feb...
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Small ImageLittle Gem Guest House
10% discount for a 3, 4 or 5 night stay Sunday...
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Small ImageLavender Cottage
Short breaks (min 3 nights) available during...
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Small ImageChalkdell Cottage
Week commencing 17th Sept still available...
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