Nestled on the banks of the River Frome, Warehamis a beautiful town with its own deep history.

Wareham is the perfect escape on a sunny summer’s day. Take a stroll along the many riverside paths, hire a boat or cruise down the river in style on a paddle steamer. The town’s quay is also a lively social spot, host to many events and activities throughout the year, plus the weekly farmer’s market which is sure to attract a crowd.

Independent is the name of the game in Wareham. Vintage boutiques, quirky antique shops and galleries stocking the most beautiful pieces from talented local artists, all line the town’s central crossroads. The Creative Gallery is worth a browse; run as a co-operative you’ll find artists in residence hard at work and chatting to customers about their creations.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to food and drink. Cakes and cream teas aplenty, honest pub grub, and elegant fine dining can all be found just a stone’s throw from one another all using only the freshest local ingredients. If luxury is what you’re after, then why not treat yourself to dinner at The Priory where delicious is always on the menu.

Or take the favoured window seat of author and adventurer T.E. Lawrence, affectionately known as Lawrence of Arabia, who used to meet close friend Thomas Hardy at The Anglebury for coffee.

We definitely recommend adding Wareham onto your to-do list.

Views and Scenery

Arresting, timeless views across the south coast, wonderful walks by shore, woodland or heath, discover sandy coves and secluded bays, stunning scenery, rolling countryside. A slice of England at its most beautiful.

An area steeped in history and culture

Dorset will welcome you with open arms and invite you to delve deep into its unique past, 185 million years to be precise! The famous Jurassic Coast is one of the county’s biggest draws. With fossil hunters flocking to the many beaches for their own piece of history to hold in their palm. High on the cliffs above Kimmeridge Bay sits Clavell Tower, a World Heritage site that has been lovingly relocated away from the eroding coastline.

If you tire of walking the 630 miles of South West Coastal Path we suggest a trip on the nostalgic Swanage Railway that passes through the beautiful Purbeck countryside stopping at Corfe Castle along the way. There are plenty of options for family days out, the varied Lulworth Estate has something for everyone or why not while away the hours down on Bournemouth Pier.

Explore the area

Much of the chalk ridge that creates the Purbeck Hills, known as the “Isle of Purbeck” is a designated conservation area that includes the stunning Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site stretching from Old Harry’s Rocks right along the Dorset coastline to Devon.

Poole harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, offering fantastic sailing and a superb choice of leisure pastimes, is within easy distance of Farrer Estate, as are numerous attractions and places of interest such as the magnificent Corfe Castle and the Lulworth Estate.


1. The Pig on the Beach

2. The Square and Compass

3. The Boat Shed Café

4. The Priory Hotel

5. The Old Granary


6. Wareham

7. Wool

8. Poole

9. Dorchester

10. Swanage


11. Isle of Purbeck Golf Course

12. Bovington Tank Museum

13. Monkey World

14. Wareham Boat Hire

15. Dorset Gliding Club


16. The Jurassic Coast

17. Lulworth Cove

18. The Blue Pool

19. RSPB Arne

20. Modern Bog Nature Reserve

21. Kimmeridge Bay

Get in touch

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