Places To Visit

There is no shortage of things to see and do in Dorset. At Spurwing Guest House we are extremely fortunate to have many Dorset tourist attractions close by making it a perfect base for sightseeing, including historical Wareham itself. For this reason we have many guests who return here year after year.

Five-minutes walk away at the end of the road is Wareham Train Station and a bus stop with opportunities for exploring in both directions travelling through beautiful countryside.

Stress free regular trains or buses can connect you to popular seaside resorts such as Swanage, Weymouth and Bournemouth, not forgetting the regular mainline trains to London Waterloo.

Our Guest Information Book in each of our Guest Rooms is full of local information to help you plan your day and ensure an unforgettable holiday.

In the meantime, based on our guest reviews here are seven of the top favourite tourist attractions near Wareham including historical Wareham itself which is a fifteen minutes walk away.

Monkey World

Monkey World (7 miles away)

Dorset’s largest tourist attraction. They do a remarkable job of rescuing and rehabilitating primates from all over the world.

Please refer to our blog ‘Monkey World near our Wareham B&B’ for more information.


Swanage Beach and Steam Railway (10 miles away)

Strolling, crab fishing and all-round family seaside fun. You can even catch the steam train at Norden nearby to get there.

Please refer to our blog ‘The bus from Wareham Station to Swanage’ for more ideas.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle (5 miles away)

A majestic Norman castle damaged during the Civil War, sure to take your breath away as you approach it from the road.

Please refer to our blog ‘Corfe Castle near our Dorset B&B’ for more information.

The Tank Museum

Bovington Tank Museum (7 miles away)

Featuring a large exhibition of the world’s finest collection of tanks.

Please refer to our blog ‘The Tank Museum near our Wareham B&B’ for more information.

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove (10 miles away)

Durdle Door was England’s first national world heritage site by UNESCO in 2001. Lulworth Cove is popular for its beautiful white pebble beach and blue water. Be sure to get there early!

Please refer to our blog ‘Walking from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door’.

Studland Bay

Studland Bay (14 miles away)

A perfect four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach with bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of White. Perfect for water sports.

Please refer to our blog ‘3 Beaches near our Dorset B&B’ with more ideas and information.


RSPB Arne (5 miles away)

Stunning landscape situated on Poole Harbour with heathland and woodland walks.

Please refer to our blog ‘RSPB Arne near our Bed and Breakfast Dorset’ for more information.