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New walking route

Posted: 12 Sep 2019

We have added a new walking route to the walking section


Shore road in the 1930s

Posted: 28 Aug 2019

We have added a new photo to the 1900s gallery from Shore Road in the 1930s


We have also added this to our new Zoomable photos page on


New historic photo from the lage 1800s

Posted: 20 Aug 2019

We have added new historic photos from the 1800s to the gallery.




We have put an experimental page on https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/thebigpicture/ which you can zoom and pan around the image to see all the buildings along the parade and seafront area. All feedback welcom

New walking route

Posted: 15 Aug 2019

We have added a new 3 mile walking route to the activities section


Pest Control 24-7 in Corfe Castle

Posted: 14 Aug 2019

Welcome to Pest Control 24-7 in Corfe Castle who have a new listing in the Directory


New listing for The Driveway Centre in Wareham

Posted: 08 Aug 2019

Welcome to The Driveway Centre in Wareham who have a new listing in the local Directory


New events in the diary for Harmans Cross Hall

Posted: 05 Aug 2019

We have added over 300 new events in the diary for Harmans Cross Village Hall


Updated historic photographs in the gallery

Posted: 20 Jul 2019

We have new higher quality versions of the following historic photographs in the gallery.





New listing for Sustainable Swanage

Posted: 19 Jul 2019

We have added https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/directory/info/sustainable-swanage to the local directory

New listing for The Limes

Posted: 28 May 2019

Welcome to The Limes Bed and Breakfast who have a new listing in the accommodation section


New directory listing for Swanage Sea Fishing

Posted: 26 Apr 2019

Welcome to Swange Sea Fishing who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory


New events in the diary

Posted: 08 Apr 2019

We have added over 50 new events to the Swanage and Purbeck Diary


New walking route

Posted: 28 Mar 2019

We have added a new 5.75 mile walking route from Durlston Country Park to Dancing Ledge returning via the Priests Way and Townsend nature reserve


New events in the diary

Posted: 12 Mar 2019

We have added 106 new events for Durlston Country Park to the whats on diary


New accommodation and cafe listings

Posted: 01 Mar 2019

Welcome to F&A holiday flat in Swanage who have a new accommodation listing at Virtual Swanage

Welcome to Bay lodge in Swanage who have a new accommodation listing at Virtual Swanage

Welcome to the Smugglers cove cafe in Swanage which is a friendly family run cafe in swanage with sea views who have a new listing in the Directory

We have added new photos to the 1900 gallery

Posted: 25 Feb 2019

We have added two new photos to the historic photo gallery for the 1900s



Oil page updated

Posted: 10 Feb 2019

We have updated the oil industry page with new images and text


New Cycle Route

Posted: 21 Jan 2019

We have added a new 24 mile off road cycle route to the website


New historic photos

Posted: 14 Jan 2019

We have added new photos to the 1900s gallery


New Gallery Photos

Posted: 04 Jan 2019

We have added 9 photos from the 1900's to the gallery.


metafit in the Directory

Posted: 30 Dec 2018

Welcome to metafit who have a new listing in the sports section of the Purbeck Directory


New businesses and organisation listings

Posted: 24 Nov 2018

Thank you to the following businesses and organisations who have added their details to the local directory.

Swanage & Purbeck Development Trust


Swanage DofE Open Award Centre


Burngate Stone Carving Centre 


Oliver Miles estate agent listing

Posted: 01 Nov 2018

Welcome to Oliver Miles Estate Agents who have a new listing in the Swanage Directory


New accommodation listing

Posted: 25 Oct 2018

Welcome to Caythorpe House who are advertising their accommodation business with us.


Pirate festival dates updated

Posted: 22 Oct 2018

We have updated the festivals section with the dates for the 2019 Purbeck Pirate Fesitval


Cycle route videos on youtube

Posted: 14 Oct 2018

Mountain biker Mike JP from Mike's MTB Adventures has visited Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck on his holidays and created videos of his bike rides in the area. 

Mike used our cycle routes on https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-activities/cycling for some of his videos.

You can view the videos from the links below:

Best Dorset MTB Trails - Part 1 - Swyre Head


Best Dorset MTB Trails - Part 2 - Old Harry Rocks


Dorset MTB Trails - Part 3 - Wareham Forest Disaster


MTB Ride Dorset - Part 4 - Dad's B-Day





New walking route

Posted: 03 Oct 2018

We have added a new short walking route to the website with stunning views over the Isle of Purbeck. 


New gallery photo

Posted: 16 Aug 2018

We have added a new photo to the gallery showing the effects of weeks of hot dry weather to one of the lakes on Studland Heath.


New Directory listings and section

Posted: 27 Jul 2018

We have updated the local directory with a new section for hairdressers based in Swanage and the surrounding area. 

We have added the following hairdressers to the new section today:

Innovation - Unisex Hair & Beauty



The Salon at 53




New Events Added

Posted: 26 Jul 2018

We have added over 60 new events to the local diary 


New Corfe Castle Panoramic Images

Posted: 09 Jul 2018

We have added two new interactive panoramic images to the website 360 tour section.

Corfe Castle South https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/pan/?t=castle1

Corfe Castle North https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/pan/?t=castle2

New electric car charging location

Posted: 20 Jun 2018

We have added the new charging location to https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-to-do/local-area-information/electric-car-charging

Directory Listing opening times now available

Posted: 18 Jun 2018

We have updated the Purbeck Directory to include opening times for each listing.

Business owners and organisations can update their opening times and details at any time in their admin section.

New events in the Diary

Posted: 05 Jun 2018

We have added over 100 new events to the Whats On events diary


New H2oadventures ltd listing

Posted: 05 Jun 2018

Welcome to H2oadventures ltd who have added their details of their kayak and canoe trips and tours to the directory.


Swanage Therapy Centre Directory Listing

Posted: 04 Jun 2018

We have added Swanage Therapy Centre to the local directory.


Deja brew directory listing

Posted: 30 May 2018

A new café has been added to the local directory:

Deja brew at  27 Station road Swanage https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/directory/info/deja-brew