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25 Years of Virtual Swanage

29 Sep 2021

25 Years ago, we started the Virtual Swanage website with 5 pages, now we have over 2250 pages of lo...

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New directory listings for September 2021

28 Sep 2021

We would like to welcome the businesses who have submitted their details to the local directory at V...

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Gallery updates with tags

02 Jun 2021

We have been busy working on a new image tagging system for our large local photo gallery at https:/...

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13 new Gallery Images

05 Feb 2021

We have added 13 new photos of the area to the gallery from the early 19th century. https://www.v...

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Three new Directory Listings

11 Aug 2020

Welcome to The Salt Pig Swanage in Swanage who have a new listing in the Local Directory at Virtual ...

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New directory listings

05 Jul 2020

Welcome to Masala Swanage in the High Street who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory http...

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Some Purbeck Directory Stats

25 Jun 2020

We currently have 155 businesses, clubs and organisations listed in the Purbeck Directory on https:/...

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New listing for Tawnys Wine Bar

14 Jun 2020

Welcome to Tawnys Wine Bar which is in the High Street Swanage who have a new listing in the Purbeck...

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Updates to Parks and Gardens

29 May 2020

We have updated our Parks and Gardens section with new photos https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/t...

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New gallery photos

15 Apr 2020

We have added nine new photos to the gallery from the 1900s https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gal...

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Two new directory listings

04 Mar 2020

Welcome to Ink + Mouse and Swanage United Reformed Church who have new listings in the Purbeck Direc...

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Seven new directory listings

01 Mar 2020

Welcome to the seven local businesses and organisations who have new listings in the Purbeck Directo...

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New directory listing

27 Feb 2020

Welcome to Purbeck Plumbing & Heating Supplies Swanage who have a new listing in the retail sect...

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New Gallery Photos

26 Feb 2020

We have added nine new photos to the gallery Warwickshire Miners Convalescent Home in 1940 https...

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New Directory listing for Putlake Adventure Farm

24 Feb 2020

Welcome to Putlake Adventure Farm in Langton Matravers who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directo...

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New Directory Listing for Purbeck Valet

24 Feb 2020

Welcome to Purbeck Valet in Swanage who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory. https://www....

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New attraction added

22 Feb 2020

Welcome to Santa Fe fun park in Swanage who have a new page in the local attractions section and the...

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New Directory Listings

17 Feb 2020

Welcome to Peer Specialist Wareham Community Front Room in Wareham and MKL Accountants in Swanage wh...

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New estate agent listing

14 Feb 2020

Welcome to Albury & Hall Estate Agents in Swanage who have a new listing in the Purbeck Dir...

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New Directory Listings

13 Feb 2020

Welcome to Sue Ryder and Design the box who have new listings in the Purbeck Directory https://ww...

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New gallery photos

04 Feb 2020

We have added two historic photos to the gallery https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/2039/w...

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New page in Education section

25 Jan 2020

We have added a new page for the ongoing project in town to improve the roads in the shopping area. ...

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Welcome to Littlebirds

13 Jan 2020

Welcome to Littlebirds who have a new listing in the directory https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/...

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Seven new photos

03 Jan 2020

We have added seven new photos to the gallery of Ocean Bay and the new landslides https://www.vir...

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New 1900s photos

09 Dec 2019

We have added two new photos to the 1900s gallery https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/2017/...

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Dorset Drama Academy new listing

29 Nov 2019

Welcome to Dorset Drama Academy who have a new listing for their club in the local directory http...

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Lucys Farm in the Purbeck Directory

12 Nov 2019

Welcome to Lucys Farm who have a new Directory listing for their shop in Swanage https://www.virt...

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New Gallery photos

12 Nov 2019

We have added four new images to the gallery https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/ ...

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New Cafe added

27 Oct 2019

Welcome to Chococo who have a new listing for their cafe in Swanage https://www.virtual-swanage.c...

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New directory listings and photos

25 Oct 2019

Welcome to the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory https://...

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New Flooding Page

21 Oct 2019

We have added a new page to the education section covering the flooding problems in Swanage, both fr...

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New historic photo from mid 1900s

14 Oct 2019

We have added two new photos to the gallery. https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/2001/golf-...

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Updates to Electric Car charging page

26 Sep 2019

We have updated our Electric Car Charging page with a new map and links for local and national charg...

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69 new events in the Diary

23 Sep 2019

We have updated the Whats On events diary with: 14 new Harmans Cross Village hall Events 45 new Du...

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3 new historic photos in the gallery

16 Sep 2019

We have added three photos to the historic gallery https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/1996...

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New walking route

12 Sep 2019

We have added a new walking route to the walking section https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things...

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Shore road in the 1930s

28 Aug 2019

We have added a new photo to the 1900s gallery from Shore Road in the 1930s https://www.virtual-s...

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New historic photo from the lage 1800s

20 Aug 2019

We have added new historic photos from the 1800s to the gallery. https://www.virtual-swanage.co.u...

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New walking route

15 Aug 2019

We have added a new 3 mile walking route to the activities section https://www.virtual-swanage.co...

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Pest Control 24-7 in Corfe Castle

14 Aug 2019

Welcome to Pest Control 24-7 in Corfe Castle who have a new listing in the Directory https://www....

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New listing for The Driveway Centre in Wareham

08 Aug 2019

Welcome to The Driveway Centre in Wareham who have a new listing in the local Directory https://w...

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New events in the diary for Harmans Cross Hall

05 Aug 2019

We have added over 300 new events in the diary for Harmans Cross Village Hall https://www.virtual...

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Updated historic photographs in the gallery

20 Jul 2019

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

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New listing for Sustainable Swanage

19 Jul 2019

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

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New listing for The Limes

28 May 2019

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

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New directory listing for Swanage Sea Fishing

26 Apr 2019

Welcome to Swange Sea Fishing who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory https://www.virtual...

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New events in the diary

08 Apr 2019

We have added over 50 new events to the Swanage and Purbeck Diary https://www.virtual-swanage.co....

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New walking route

28 Mar 2019

We have added a new 5.75 mile walking route from Durlston Country Park to Dancing Ledge returning vi...

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New events in the diary

12 Mar 2019

We have added 106 new events for Durlston Country Park to the whats on diary https://www.virtual-...

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New accommodation and cafe listings

01 Mar 2019

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

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We have added new photos to the 1900 gallery

25 Feb 2019

We have added two new photos to the historic photo gallery for the 1900s https://www.virtual-swan...

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Oil page updated

10 Feb 2019

We have updated the oil industry page with new images and text https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/...

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New historic photos from the 1900s

25 Jan 2019

We have added new photos to the historic gallery for 1900  https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk...

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New and updated historic photos

22 Jan 2019

We have updated several of the photos in our historic 1800s and 1900s gallery with new high resoluti...

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New Cycle Route

21 Jan 2019

We have added a new 24 mile off road cycle route to the website www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-...

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New historic photos

14 Jan 2019

We have added new photos to the 1900s gallery www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gallery/1900/ ...

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New Gallery Photos

04 Jan 2019

We have added 9 photos from the 1900's to the gallery. https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/gall...

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New businesses and organisation listings

24 Nov 2018

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

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Oliver Miles estate agent listing

01 Nov 2018

Welcome to Oliver Miles Estate Agents who have a new listing in the Swanage Directory https://www...

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New accommodation listing

25 Oct 2018

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

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Pirate festival dates updated

22 Oct 2018

We have updated the festivals section with the dates for the 2019 Purbeck Pirate Fesitval https:/...

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Cycle route videos on youtube

14 Oct 2018

Mountain biker Mike JP from Mike's MTB Adventures has visited Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck on...

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New walking route

03 Oct 2018

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

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New gallery photo

16 Aug 2018

We have added a new photo to the gallery showing the effects of weeks of hot dry weather to one of t...

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New Directory listings and section

27 Jul 2018

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

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New Events Added

26 Jul 2018

We have added over 60 new events to the local diary  https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/whats...

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New Corfe Castle Panoramic Images

09 Jul 2018

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

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New electric car charging location

20 Jun 2018

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

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Directory Listing opening times now available

18 Jun 2018

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

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New events in the Diary

05 Jun 2018

We have added over 100 new events to the Whats On events diary https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/...

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New H2oadventures ltd listing

05 Jun 2018

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

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Swanage Therapy Centre Directory Listing

04 Jun 2018

We have added Swanage Therapy Centre to the local directory. https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/di...

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Deja brew directory listing

30 May 2018

A new café has been added to the local directory: Deja brew at  27 Station road Swana...

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