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Swanage is a Victorian town whos heritage and prosperity can be partially attributed to it’s unique place in the quarrying history of the country.

Swanage is a Victorian town whos heritage and prosperity can be partially attributed to it’s unique place in the quarrying history of the country.

Population: 9.556

Further evidence of the Victorian era is one of the country’s few working steam railway that services the town and runs to a regular schedule throughout the day. This is a great way to approach the town passing the famous Corfe Castle en route.

Many artists come here to live and work making good use of the quiet way of life and the clear seaside light. There are also many events held during the year including a Jazz Festival and a Folk Festival.

Regatta and Carnival week offers a lively atmosphere in the form of a Caribbean style carnival, spectacular fireworks, much music and dancing to suit everyone. The rock at the Swanage end produces the most beautiful white cliffs to rival those around Dover.

Swanage, in this pretty part of Dorset which is also known as the Isle of Purbeck, and the surrounding area are very popular with tourists who flock here for the country walks, the coastal walks, the beaches and the scenery.

Swanage experiences a maritime climate with warm (but not hot) summers and cool (but not cold) winters. Within this climate zone. Rainfall typically peaks in winter, and is at its lowest during summer.

The warm season lasts from May to September, with an average daily high temperature above 20°C. The cold season lasts from November to February with an average daily high temperature below 8°C. 

There are regular buses in the main towns and also between towns.  In the Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch conurbation the principal bus operators are More (Wilts & Dorset), Yellow Buses.

In the rural areas the principal bus companies are Damory Coaches, More Bus Company and First Dorset. English Bus Passes are usually valid from 09.30 to 23.00 on Mondays to Fridays.  They're valid anytime at weekends.

Corfe Castle: Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset’s Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago. This was once the strongest fortress in Europe.

Swanage Railway: The award-winning Swanage Railway is Dorset´s premier preserved steam railway. It currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. 

Brownsea Island: The history of the island, which is just one and a half miles long, is told in the interesting wildlife centre which details past owners of the island.  there are kids’ nature and smuggling trails and wonderful walks through red-squirrel inhabited woods. 

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre: Home of Spanish beach chimpanzees, Monkey World, set in 65 acres of beautiful Dorset woodland. These days there are more than 250 primates of more than 20 different species and the site is now the largest of its kind in the world.

Source: http://visitbirmingham.com/what-to-do/attractions/                      

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