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Review: Swanage

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Swanage, United Kingdom

A Dorset Gem

  • By SilverTraveller Ferryboat3

    14 reviews

    Ribbon

  • Apr 2013
  • Family including children under 16

46 people found this review helpful

We visit Swanage fairly often as it provides just the right balance of sun, sea and sand for a truly traditional British holiday location! But then no-one ends up in Swanage by chance – it's simply not on the way to anywhere else! Nonetheless, it's just a short hour's bus ride from Bournemouth with a pleasant ferry crossing from Sandbanks to Studland included. And on the horizon (at long last) is the opportunity of direct train travel from London to Swanage via Wareham.



The road network in this part of Dorset means that driving in the peak summer season can be a bit frustrating but that's not the case for most of the year. Swanage has its own micro-climate which is generally very favourable as the beach faces east and is protected on both the north side by Ballard Down and on the south by Durlston Head & Peveril Point.



Every visitor should visit the newly renovated Durlston Castle as well as the classic ruin of Corfe Castle. Swanage boasts a traditional privately managed pier WITHOUT all the fun of the fair, lots of interesting restaurants and speciality shops. Nearby are the world famous Monkey World and impressive Tank Museum as well as the South-West Coast Path and, of course, the United Nations world heritage Jurassic Coast. All in all, a great spot for Silver Travellers (and their families!).

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