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Langton Matravers
in the Isle of Purbeck

Area Information

Langton Matravers is a small village located in the county of Dorset, England. It is situated near Swanage and is known for its picturesque setting and peaceful atmosphere.

The village is surrounded by rolling hills and green fields, making it a popular destination for walkers and hikers. The South West Coast Path, a 630-mile long-distance footpath, runs through Langton Matravers, offering stunning views of the coast and the Purbeck Hills. The village itself is home to a number of historic buildings, monuments and thatched cottages, which add to the village's charm and character. The village is also home to several shops and businesses, including a post office, a grocery store, and a pub. The pub, called the Kings Arms, is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike and serves traditional pub food and a selection of local beers.

Langton Matravers is also known for its stone quarrying industry, which has been an important part of the local economy for centuries. The quarries in the area produce a distinctive type of limestone called Purbeck Marble, which is used for building and decorative purposes. Visitors can learn about the history of the quarrying industry at the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, located near Corfe Castle.

Despite its small size, Langton Matravers has a strong community spirit, with a variety of events and activities taking place throughout the year.

Overall, Langton Matravers is a charming and peaceful village that offers visitors a glimpse of rural England at its best. Its historic buildings, beautiful countryside, and friendly community make it a great place to visit for anyone looking for a relaxing break.

For more information on Langton Matravers visit http://www.langtonia.org.uk

Getting There
From Swanage take the B3069 west.



Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre
Attraction - 0.73 miles away

Spyway Dinosaur Footprints
Attraction - 0.95 miles away

Recycling Facilities
Attraction - 1.20 miles away

Attraction - 1.29 miles away

Golf and Pitch & Putt
Attraction - 1.45 miles away

King Georges Playing Field
Attraction - 1.54 miles away

Townsend Nature Reserve
Attraction - 1.63 miles away

Electric Car Charging
Attraction - 1.73 miles away

Days Park
Attraction - 1.84 miles away

Swanage Railway
Attraction - 1.85 miles away