Wedged between two rivers on the shores of Poole Harbour, Wareham is a modern town with an intriguing past that has seen dinosaurs, Viking invaders, even Lawrence of Arabia. Once you've settled into your Wareham holiday cottage, the local museum reveals everything you need to know.
A 'Great Fire' destroyed many thatched buildings, yet
the centre remains attractive with flower-dressed streets and
lovely shops - arts, crafts and furniture in particular, plus
wonderful fresh fish and vegetables at the quayside market.
You'll also find a good choice of restaurants and pubs, as well
as The Rex, Wareham's historic picture-house. And don't
miss a stroll around the town walls dating back to Saxon times.
There's no shortage of things to see and do when you visit
Wareham and many of these fantastic attractions will be just
moments away from your chosen Sykes Wareham accommodation.
Days out from your Wareham holiday home
Pack boots and binoculars and stomp along the Jurassic Coast, known for its amazing geological features and ancient fossils. Opt for something shorter and try the three-mile 'Lawrence Trail' at Clouds Hill, his secluded retreat (National Trust) a short drive from your cottage in Wareham. Delve into the woods of Wareham Forest and walk or cycle the Sika Trail. Or what about fishing on the Frome? Ride by steam on the Swanage Railway or by boat up and down river. Explore the magical ruins and village of Corfe Castle or the ghost village of Tyneham. Meet big, lovable apes at Monkey World or great, armoured beasts at the Tank Museum.
Book a Wareham holiday rental for the week and use this bustling town as a spring-board to explore the surrounding region. Or simply stay for the weekend for a most enjoyable town break.
Please find below self catering holiday cottages to rent near Wareham, Dorset.