Listed here is a small selection of some of the attractions, restaurants, pubs and local shops in Swanage and within the Isle of Purbeck. Click on the headings to access the websites you are interested in exploring (opens in a new window). We have extensive knowledge of the area and will be happy to help with suggestions of places to explore; eateries, drinking holes and shopping.
Things to See and Do
Swanage Steam Railway - We are 5 minutes from the station. Catch a train to Corfe and explore the village and castle.
Swanage Pier and Museum - Explore the history of Swanage in our fascinating museum and then stroll on the pier; watch the fishermen (or join in!!); or simply relax and enjoy the wonderful views.
Putlake Adventure Farm - A fun day out for all the family - 15 minutes drive.
Monkey World - A sanctuary of 65 acres and over 240 primates; a must for all animal lovers - 30 minutes drive.
The Tank Museum - A fascinating insight into the world of the military - 30 minutes drive.
Local Restaurants and Pubs recommended by guests
Chilled Red - An extensive menu to cater for all tastes - highly recommended.
The Cauldron Bistro - A favourite amongst the locals.
The Corner Restaurant - In the centre of town serving fresh local produce.
The Canteen - Good value, fresh seasonal food.
The Black Swan -This pub is a short walk from A Great Escape and serves a wide selection of ciders and ales, and freshly prepared food.
Bloom Floristry - Located in the centre of town, this florist creates wonderful bouquets for all occasions.
Chococo - Handmade chocolate created on the premises. Chocolate lovers take note!!