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Heritage and History

If you love history then there’s lots to explore in and around Purbeck. First on the list must be the iconic ruins of Corfe Castle in Purbeck and the 17th century castle at Lulworth.

There’s plenty of ancient historic Saxon and Norman churches in Purbeck to discover. Fascinating museums, detailing Purbeck’s history from Dinosaur fossils on the Jurassic Coast to Purbeck geological history and local quarrying industries. Or for Purbeck’s important military connections check out the Tyneham ghost village, abandoned in World War Two, the home of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) at the nearby Clouds Hill or you can visit world’s best collection of tanks at The Tank Museum.

The earthworks that surround Wareham are one of the best examples of Saxon Walls in the country!
1300 years of Christian devotion at this site
One of the smallest Museums in England!
Visit Corfe Castle’s historic Church
Take a trip back in time to Swanage’s past.
Discover the history and heritage of Purbeck Ball Clay mining
Traditional Victorian Seaside Pier with stunning views over Swanage Bay
Interesting local museum
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