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Wareham: gateway to Purbeck

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.

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2 thoughts on “Wareham: gateway to Purbeck

  1. Wareham is beautiful!

    Posted by thisyearinmusic | April 21, 2014, 6:04 pm
  2. Quite agree – one of the brightest jewels in Dorset’s crown.

    Posted by dorsetdaze | April 21, 2014, 6:07 pm

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