Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers is a village and civil parish situated approximately 2 miles west of Swanage town centre and 5 miles south-east of Corfe Castle, sitting on the Purbeck Hills.

Langton Matravers has its own village shop and post office in the centre of the village as well as two very traditional village pubs. There is also a museum which focuses on Langton’s history of quarrying, which was very important for the village. In the heart of the village is a beautiful stone-built church, where traditional villages fetes and events are hosted throughout the year.

Langton Matravers is within easy reach of many stunning coastal walks with breath-taking scenery. Visitors can easily access the South West Coastal Path or walk across the hills towards Kingston and Corfe Castle. One of the most popular walks from Langton Matravers is on the Spyway towards Dancing Ledge. It’s an old cliff quarry and offers stunning views of the coast, many visitors walk here to enjoy the sunset. If your looking for an adventure there are a few local companies that offer rock climbing or coasteering experience on Dancing Ledge.

The name Langton stems from “long town”. Matravers stems from the name of Lord John Mautravers who once resided there, and ultimately originates from the French “mal traverse”.