About the area
Swanage is a small seaside town situated in the south east of Dorset, England. The town is at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsular that borders the English Channel.
The town is accessible via road or train from Wareham or across the Sandbanks Ferry from Poole.
Swanage is a popular tourist destination with award winning sandy beaches and beautiful countryside and Swanage is also the first town at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, England's first world heritage site.
Ride the heritage railway with the 6 mile long line which joins Swanage, Herston Halt, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle and Nordon Park & Ride, the railway follows the route of the old Purbeck line.
Noteable dates include:
Swanage Carnival 27th Jul to 3rd Aug 2019
Purbeck Arts Festival 25th May to 19th June 2019
Swanage Fish Festival 8th & 9th June 2019
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