Purbeck Towns & Villages

Beautiful Villages in a Stunning Landscape!

Purbeck’s name was recorded in 948 AD as Purbicinga, meaning “Of the people of Purbic” – and Purbic may well be a former Celtic name.

Purbeck is a district in Dorset on the South Coast of England, also known as the ‘Isle of Purbeck’. Although not an island in geographical terms Purbeck is bordered on three sides by sea, and on the remaining side, the North, by the River Frome and its water meadows. This low lying land around the harbour has remained down the centuries boggy and difficult to cross in winter adding to the feel that Purbeck is an island!

There are many varied attractions in Purbeck to explore including the many lovely towns and villages nestled in a truly stunning landscape. Don’t miss a visit to Corfe Village with its iconic Castle, the Saxon Walled town of Wareham (gateway to Purbeck) and the pretty traditional seaside town of Swanage.

Here’s our guide to Purbeck’s towns and villages…

Church Knowle

Visit Church Knowle in Purbeck, Dorset. Find out about the village, its history, local attractions and places to eat...
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Church Knowle

Corfe

A visit to Dorset would not be complete without visiting the picturesque village of Corfe! Find out more at Visit Purbeck Dorset.
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Corfe

Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge is a small village probably best known for the nearby coastline which forms part of the Jurassic Coast.
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Kimmeridge

Kingston

Visit Kingston Village in Purbeck with stunning views of Corfe Castle.
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Kingston

Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers is a pretty, rural village located 2 miles west of Swanage town centre.
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Langton Matravers

Lulworth

Visit Lulworth near Purbeck in Dorset home to the iconic Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Lulworth Castle.
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Lulworth

Stoborough

Visit Stoborough Village near Wareham and Purbeck in Dorset. Local history, attractions and eating out. Read more details...
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Stoborough

Studland

Visit Studland in Purbeck Dorset. A guide to local attractions, places to visit and stunning natural beaches...
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Studland

Swanage

Welcome to Swanage, a traditional, family friendly seaside resort in Purbeck.
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Swanage

Wareham

Welcome to Wareham, one of the most beautiful, and ancient, riverside towns in the country. Find out more at Visit Purbeck Dorset.
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Wareham

Worth Matravers

Visit the pretty village of Worth Matravers in Purbeck Dorset with its duckpond. Find our more about local attractions in the area...
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Worth Matravers

Map of Purbeck

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