WAREHAM is proud to be known as the gateway to Purbeck and it made a pleasant destination for a stroll on a sunny Easter Monday afternoon.
An ancient town and former royal borough, Wareham’s history stretches back almost 2,000 years. It flourished in Saxon times and was a strategic stronghold for King Alfred the Great. As nearby Poole grew, so Wareham’s status as a major port diminished.
Today it is a picturesque little market town that makes much of its splendid position on the banks of the River Frome. The town quay is a popular gathering point, especially in the summer.