Wareham is a charming market town of Saxon origin, it’s history dates back nearly 2000 years. The town is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, nestled between the River Frome and the River Piddle which flows along to Poole Harbour.

Wareham Quay is a popular attraction with restaurants, a café serving delicious ice cream as well as two public houses, there is something for all tastes and age groups. You can hire a boat and row along the river and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife or take a less strenuous boat trip to Poole Harbour. You can take an enjoyable stroll along the river bank beside the River Frome or walk the Walls.

Wareham Town Walls surround the historic town of Wareham. They were originally built in Saxon times to defend Wareham from attacks against the Vikings. Footpaths on top of the walls give good views of the River Piddle and town, and link into the ‘Bowling Green’ open space. Interpretation boards are situated alongside the route of the Walls and a ‘Walls Walks’ leaflet is available from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham.

Wareham offers a good variety of independent cafes, bars, shops, gift shops and supermarkets. There is also a leisure centre and swimming pool hosting numerous activities and exercise classes. Throughout the summer months, Wareham Wednesdays has become an extremely popular event, the Quay is transformed with a stage hosting tribute bands, games, food and drink stalls, fairground rides and fireworks display.