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A Historical Day In The Purbecks

One of the most fascinating places to visit in Dorset is Tyneham, the remains of a small village that was abandoned during World War 2 when the military took over. The area is part of Lulworth Ranges so be sure to check opening days and stick to designated paths. There is lots to explore and learn in the village, and it’s a short walk to Worbarrow Bay, one of Dorset’s quietest and most unspoilt beaches. After a morning at Tyneham, head into the village of Corfe Castle and grab lunch at The Fox Inn and explore the quaint and picturesque streets, before visiting the ruins of the castle itself, which dominates the skyline with its dramatic silhouette. If there’s time, you could even enjoy a trip on Swanage Railway, a beautiful steam train that’s bound to make some great photos. If you keep your dog under control and on a lead at times, the whole day is dog friendly.

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A small village abandoned during World War II
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Wareham, BH20 5QN
14.2 miles from Sandyholme Holiday Park

Worbarrow Bay
An unspoilt beach flanked by rolling Purbeck hills. The beach is located via the village of Tyneham which was abandoned in 1943.
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Wareham, BH20 5QN
14.2 miles from Sandyholme Holiday Park

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle is perched high on the Dorset Hillside. It is thought to be one of the first castles built in England.
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The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ
16.1 miles from Sandyholme Holiday Park

Swanage Railway
A picture postcard branch line from Corfe Castle to Swanage.
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Norden, BH20 5DW
15.7 miles from Sandyholme Holiday Park

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