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.

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

10/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

10:00 - Introduction to stone carving wit...

10:00 - Adult have-a-go stone carving wit...

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - “The Danish Girl” (15)

11/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

10:00 - Swanage Painting Club Coffee Morn...

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:30 - “The Danish Girl” (15)

12/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

10:00 - Learn to draw

19:15 - " The Revenant " (15).

13/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:30 - " Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The P...

19:15 - " The Revenant " (15).

19:30 - Stargazing

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

14/02/2016

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

19:15 - " The Revenant " (15).

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

15/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

14:30 - " Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The P...

19:15 - " The Revenant " (15).

16/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

14:30 - " Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The P...

19:15 - " The Revenant " (15).

17/02/2016

10:00 - ‘The Miracle of Migration: Exhibi...

10:00 - The Miracle of Migration: Exhibit...

10:00 - Introduction to stone carving wit...

10:00 - Adult have-a-go stone carving wit...

11:00 - Wild Wednesdays

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:30 - ILLUSIONS Starring Sean Alexander...

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festival

3rd Mar 2016 to 6th Mar 2016

Purbeck Strings Festival

Purbeck Strings Festival

19th Mar 2016 to 20th Mar 2016

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

6th May 2016 to 8th May 2016

Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

28th May 2016 to 12th Jun 2016

Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival

8th Jul 2016 to 10th Jul 2016

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2016

Purbeck Pirate Festival 2016

29th Jul 2016 to 30th Jul 2016

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Accommodation Offers

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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
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Short breaks low season. Call t. 01929 4...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
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