Welcome to Swanage
Welcome to Swanage

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.

Whats On this Week

28/07/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

19:30 - Spider-Man : The Homecoming (12A)

21:00 - Glow-Worm Walk

21:00 - Glow-worm Walk

29/07/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

09:30 - BCU 1 Star 09.30 - 16.00

09:30 - Swanage Walking Group

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Meet a Moth

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - Milton Abbas Street Fair

13:30 - Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak To...

19:00 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

20:00 - Dirty Cello

30/07/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

08:30 - Clearing After Party

09:30 - Half Day Old Harry Rocks Kayak To...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

14:30 - Durlston Past and Present Walk

14:00 - Junco Shakers

19:00 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

31/07/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

14:30 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

14:30 - Bottle Rockets!

14:30 - Bottle Rockets

18:00 - Cath Newman Monday Yoga Group

19:00 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

20:00 - Schmoozenbergs

01/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

08:30 - Cath Newman Tuesday Yoga Group

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

18:00 - Worth Matravers Parish Council

19:00 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

20:00 - Bayou Secko

20:00 - Bayou Secko

02/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Swanage Walking Group

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

14:30 - Choir Practice

14:30 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

14:00 - Open Garden for National Garden S...

18:30 - Kids Dancing Comp, Stereoironics,...

18:45 - Swanage Town Band

19:00 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

20:00 - Maurice Dickson

20:00 - Maurice Dickson

03/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

09:30 - Post Office In Foyer

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Den Building

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:30 - Den Building

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

13:00 - Hold For Sue Blake

14:30 - Castle Tour

18:00 - Cath Newman Thursday Evening Yoga

19:30 - Despicable Me 3 (U)

20:00 - Me & My Friends

20:00 - Me & My Friends

04/08/2017

All Day - 'Under the Surface'

All Day - Tudor Adventure

All Day - Stone Carving Festival

All Day - Train Times for Swanage Carnival ...

All Day - Swanage Carnival Week

All Day - 'The Emporer's New Clothes' - Ope...

09:30 - Childrens Outdoor Adventure Day 0...

10:00 - Art & Gift Studio

10:30 - Durlstons Dino Trail

10:30 - Durlston's Dino Trail

10:00 - Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhib...

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

11:00 - 'Colour & Form'

11:00 - Purbeck Artists and Stallholders

11:00 - Wildlife Landscapes

19:00 - Residents Club Meeting Roomopen 7...

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

29th Jul 2017 to 5th Aug 2017

Swanage Rep theatre season

Swanage Rep theatre season

10th Aug 2017 to 29th Aug 2017

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

31st Aug 2017 to 3rd Sep 2017

Swanage Walking Festival

Swanage Walking Festival

16th Sep 2017 to 24th Sep 2017

Purbeck Film Festival

Purbeck Film Festival

13th Oct 2017 to 28th Oct 2017

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Accommodation Offers

Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season discount £5 per person per...
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Small ImageBelow Decks
Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat Sun...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
Taking early reservations for 2018...
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Small ImageDurlston Bay
Mini Breaks available....
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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 ImageMINTERNE 1
Off-season breaks...
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Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
* Bargain Autumn, Winter & Spring Breaks...
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Small Image3Quarters Bed and Breakfast
Stay with us for 4 nights and get the 5th...
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Small ImageWissett Cottage
Cancellation! Wissett Cottage, Corfe Castle...
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Small ImageLavender Cottage
Short breaks (min 3 nights) available during...
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Small ImageThe Quarterdeck
Christmas and New Year available, 4 nights...
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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...