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Recommended Towns & Villages near Swanage

Dancing Ledge, near Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers (10 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction W)

This is an interesting old village with access to one of the loveliest stretches of the Dorset coast...

Harrys Rock, Studland, Dorset

Studland (62 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction N)

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust...

Winspit near Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers (26 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction W)

Picturesque Dorset village with a history pre-dating Roman times as evidenced by the medieval lynchets cut into the steep hillsides...

Corfe Castle in Dorset

Corfe Castle (194 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction NW)

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

Poole Harbour

Sandbanks (30 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction N)

Sandbanks near Poole, in Dorset, is known for its stunning award-winning sandy beaches, and as being one of the costliest places to live in the world...

A picture of The Blue Pool

Furzebrook (5 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction NW)

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Clavell Tower

Kimmeridge (37 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction W)

A popular place for surfers and diving enthusiasts, Kimmeridge is a small town along the Purbeck Coast in Dorset...

Poole

Poole (191 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction N)

Three miles of golden beaches extending from Sandbanks to Brankesome Dene Chine and on towards Bournemouth, ensure an enjoyable time for families and sun-worshippers alike...

Bournemouth

Bournemouth (180 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction NE)

Seven miles of glorious golden sands, fringed by the bluest of seas lapping the shore, make Bournemouth a firm favourite for family holidays...

The Dorset coastal landscape

Tyneham (55 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction W)

Known as the Ghost village of Dorset, the village of Tyneham was requisitioned by the War Office during 1943, with all 225 residents having to leave their homes. The army never.....

Southbourne Cliffs, Dorset

Southbourne (14 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction NE)

Southbourne is a sedate coastal resort lying close to the mouth of the River Stour, just a few minutes drive from its more famous neighbour Christchurch. The resort offers.....

River Avon

Christchurch (208 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction NE)

Christchurch is one of Dorset's "gems" it is set on the confluence of two rivers, the Stour and the Avon. In Saxon times it was a walled town, a stronghold of Alfred the Great,.....

Durdle Door

West Lulworth (125 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction W)

One of the most visited geological areas of Britain, Lulworth Cove has recently been placed into the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline...

Beach huts at Mudeford

Mudeford (53 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (12.8 miles, 20.7 km, direction NE)

Picturesque holiday resort nestling at the point where the River Avon rushes into the sea at Christchurch Bay...

Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster (103 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction N)

Wimborne Minster is a magnificent Georgian town in the valley of the delightful River Stour...

Close up of Fointain at Abbey front, Stapehill

Stapehill (14 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction N)

Stapehill, in the beautiful Dorset countryside is best known for its romantic Abbey gardens which are an absolute joy for every visitor including gardening enthusiasts...

Down by the lake, Stapehill Abbey Gardens

Ferndown (3 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction N)

This town lies amidst noted countryside between Wimborne Minster and Ringwood...

Bridge over River Stour at White Mill, near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall (1 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (14.3 miles, 23.1 km, direction N)

Sturminster Marshall is famous for its beautiful White Corn Mill and for the magnificent eight arched bridge spanning the River Stour...

Looking towards Hengistbury Head from Highcliffe beach, Highcliffe, Dorset

Highcliffe (39 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (14.5 miles, 23.4 km, direction NE)

Highcliffe village is surrounded by sweeping beaches backed by gorse-clad low cliffs from which the visitor can enjoy superb vista's of rolling frothy waves tumbling into Christchurch Bay...

New Milton, Hampshire

New Milton (6 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire (16.7 miles, 26.9 km, direction NE)

New Milton is a small sea-side town, with a variety of shops ranging from the charismatic old-fashioned department store Bradbeers, to modern shops such as New Look and Woolworths...

Recommended attractions near Swanage

Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset.

Durlston Country Park (22 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

This 100 hectare (270 acre) country park offers fantastic views and scenery, coupled with some of the best bird and animal.....

Lighthouse at Swanage

Anvil Point Lighthouse (1 Pictures)

(1.0 miles, 1.6 km)

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Local quarrey

Isle of Purbeck (21 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction NW)

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A picture of St. Aldhelm's Head & Chapel

St. Aldhelm's Head & Chapel (2 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction SW)

One of the oldest churches in England, set on a 300ft cliff top in an area that is designated a Special Area of Conservation.....

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle (116 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.5 km, direction NW)

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the cliffs to the other side of.....

St Mary's Church, Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (45 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction N)

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, it is around 1 mile long by 3/4 mile broad; it is beautifully wooded with.....

The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool (25 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction NW)

Between Wareham and Corfe Castle can be found the unique visitor attraction called the Blue Pool, which was once a clay pit. Tiny.....

Arne Autumn 2012

Arne RSPB Reserve (127 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction NW)

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The Italian Villa

Compton Acres Gardens (46 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction N)

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Bournemouth Eye on a sunny day

The Bournemouth Eye (3 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 13.9 km, direction NE)

The Bournemouth Eye offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy from heights rocketing to a dizzy 500 feet above ground, the most.....

Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (2 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 13.9 km, direction NE)

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Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset

Upton House & Country Park (11 Pictures)

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction N)

Located near the historic town of Poole on the northern shore of Poole Harbour, Upton Country Park comprises of over 100 acres of.....

St Andrew's Church

Lulworth Castle (24 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction W)

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Rock layers, Hengistbury Head, Dorset

Hengistbury Head (13 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction NE)

Hengistbury Head is formed from the southern flank of Christchurch harbour, it is a spit of approximately 2 miles of land, with a.....

Grey Squirrel lunching in Churchyard, Christchurch Priory, Hampshire.

Christchurch Priory (21 Pictures)

(12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction NE)

Standing serenely in all its historic splendour surrounded by old graves in a lawned churchyard the extraordinary Norman beauty.....

The Castle from Christchurch Priory Tower, Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch Castle (9 Pictures)

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction NE)

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A picture of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre (47 Pictures)

(12.8 miles, 20.5 km, direction NW)

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates of 15 different.....

Abbey Tower Stapehill

Stapehill Abbey (7 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction N)

The Nun's of enclosed orders usually led a harsh existence under a regime of dedication and prayer, but it was also a peaceful.....

Left of Durdle Door

Durdle Door (118 Pictures)

(14.1 miles, 22.6 km, direction W)

On a coast of fabulous high white cliffs there are few views to rival the spectacular Durdle Door. This natural phenomena,.....

Bridge over River Stour at White Mill, near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

White Mill (5 Pictures)

(14.3 miles, 23.1 km, direction N)

The White Mill is an attraction in the delightful village of Sturminster Marshall. The cornmill occupies a site recorded in.....


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