Things to Do

Local Attractions

local attractions in and around the Isle of Purbeck

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

Towns and Villages

Towns and villages in the Isle of Purbeck

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

Local Area

Local Area information

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.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery and webcams

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

Sports & Activities

Sports and Activities in the Isle of Purbeck

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


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

Swanage History and major events

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

Weather Forcast

swanage weather forcast

See what the weather is like now and over the next 3 days in Swanage.