Things to do and Local Attractions

Attractions and Things to Do
in Swanage & the Isle of Purbeck

local attractions in and around the Isle of Purbeck
Local Attractions

Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck have a lot to offer visitors. You will find lots to see and do, from beaches and gardens to festivals and castles, during your stay in the area.

Towns and villages in the Isle of Purbeck
Towns and Villages

The Isle of Purbeck contains many small villages, each unique character. Walk along the sandy beaches at Studland or visit the Norman stronghold of Corfe Castle.

Local Area Information
Local Area

Useful facts and information about the town of Swanage including the locations of the car parks in Swanage, Contact Information for local emergency services and much more.

Sports & Activities in the Isle of Purbeck
Sports & Activities

From climbing and cycling to a relaxing game of golf, the Isle of Purbeck has a lot to offer for the more active visitor.

Parks and Gardens
Parks and Gardens

Find out about the various parks and gardens around Swanage.

Photo Gallery and webcams
Photo Gallery

The Swanage and Purbeck photo archive contains photographs dating back to the mid-1800s covering everything from nature to events.

Education information for schools and students

This section of the website is aimed at both teachers and pupils to assist them in their work on Swanage and the surrounding area.

Swanage History and major events
Swanage History

From stone circles to steam railways, find out what has happened in Swanage over the last 10,000 years.