Welcome to Swanage
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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.

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

05/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

09:15 - METAFIT

09:30 - Wool Art Club

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:30 - "Eye in the Sky" (15)

06/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

All Day - Diesel Gala and Beer Festival

08:00 - Isle Of Woman

10:00 - Learn to draw

19:30 - Swanage Photographic Society

20:00 - Isle Of Woman

20:00 - Gren Bartley

20:00 - Isle of Woman - Three Women & a P...

07/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

All Day - Diesel Gala and Beer Festival

All Day - Saxon & Viking Essential Skills &...

09:30 - Freebay

10:00 - Craft Fair

10:30 - Swanage Walking Group

13:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:00 - Smedmore Open House & Garden

14:30 - Tea Dance

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

20:00 - Laura Cortesse & The Dance Cards

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

08/05/2016

All Day - Walk4Water Sponsored Coastal Walk

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

All Day - Diesel Gala and Beer Festival

All Day - Saxon & Viking Essential Skills &...

09:30 - Old Harry Rocks kayaking tour

14:00 - Laura Cortesse & The Dance Cards

14:00 - Open House & Gardens

15:30 - Mama Feelgood

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

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

09/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

09:15 - METAFIT

10:00 - Mythical Creatures

10:00 - Wareham Area Seniors' Forum

14:30 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

10/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

14:00 - Parkinson's Self Help Group

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

19:30 - Wareham Camera Club

11/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

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

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

10:15 - Swanage Walking Group

13:00 - Carry on carving with Val Quinn

15:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

18:30 - Swanage Area Senior Forum

19:00 - Needlecraft with Ros Sunley

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

19:30 - Swanage Garden Society

19:30 - Studland WI

12/05/2016

All Day - 'Speed to the West'

All Day - Fringes of Land Exhibition

09:15 - METAFIT

09:30 - Wool Art Club

09:30 - Wool Art Club

10:00 - Experimental workshop

19:00 - "The Jungle Book" (PG)

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Purbeck Festivals

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala

6th May 2016 to 8th May 2016

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Purbeck Art 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

Swanage Carnival Week

Swanage Carnival Week

30th Jul 2016 to 6th Aug 2016

Swanage Lifeboat Week

Swanage Lifeboat Week

12th Aug 2016 to 21st Aug 2016

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Accommodation Offers

Small ImageThe Danesfort Guest House
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Small ImageBelow Decks
Out of Season offer: 3 nights, Fri Sat S...
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Small ImageFlat 3, Garfield House
A 10% discount is available for rentals ...
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Small ImageLavender Cottage
Short breaks (min 3 nights off peak) pos...
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Small Image3Quarters Bed and Breakfast
Book 6 nights and get the 7th night free...
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Small ImageThe Sands Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast
Out of season offer of £5 discount per n...
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Small ImageChalkdell Cottage
Short breaks available from £190.00...
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Small ImageThe Parade - SeaView
6th Aug now available due to cancellatio...
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Small ImageGlenlee Guest House
*** Spring Break *** £13 off per room pe...
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