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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

New Cafe, Get Board

Posted: 07 May 2018

Welcome to the new cafe, Get Board who have been added to the Purbeck Directory