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Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Address: Wareham, England
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Wareham
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Trails, Outdoors
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Awesome, breathtaking, beautiful words fail me to describe this coastline. Teenagers with me had a ball of a time fossil hunting. It's just a wonderful place to visit. A must for all travellers who visit the area

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having just returned from a trip to the Dorset coast I just wanted to give an update on toilets as I know they are quite important to some people. I have to say that I was impressed with the number of toilet facilities and the cleanliness of them. Anytime I wanted one and even when I didn't there seemed to... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My first time fossilling and I enjoyed it so much! Four of us met up there and enjoyed a sunny day paddling in the sea and enjoying a picnic on a grassy parch by the car. All of us were novices, and all of us found fossils or parts of fossils - I felt I had a real hoard to... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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309 reviews 309 reviews
195 attraction reviews
658 helpful votes 658 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This wonderful stretch of coastline that stretches from Exmouth to Studland Bay is England’s first and currently only natural World Heritage Site and was awarded it’s title by UNESCO in December 2001 after much lobbying by local organisations. It is now up there with such globally UNESCO designated natural sites as The Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. The... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My wife and I and our two kids (13 and 10 years old) spent a week around the Jurassic Coast and had a fantastic time. We walked along the coast for a few days, with Cerne Abbas as our home base. The walking trip had been arranged by Footscape; the new owners Jayne and John take a lot of effort... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We made a last minute decision to have a weekend in Dorset as the weather looked good - just a couple of hours drive from home and stunning scenery. So we packed the walking boots, poles and warm clothing. What a fabulous weekend! On Saturday we headed for Studland, parked at Knoll Beach (£1 per hour or £3 for the... More 

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We have just returned from a week long walking tour of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. It was arranged by Tim at Footscape Walking Tour. (http://www.footscape.co.uk/) We were able to walk the coast at our leisure enjoying the amazing views and wonderful sea air and our luggage was carried from inn to inn (thanks to Tim) The best bits included... More 

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Sussex
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Truly beautiful and not that far away, the Jurrassic coast has everything I'd want. Stunning 360 degree views, fabulous walks on coast and countryside, fascinating geological history with real fossils, Iron age forts, hedges full of butterflies, great cream teas.

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Regensburg
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

One of the best viewpoints is located at the Old Harry Rocks, some miles north of Swanage near Studland. The road to reach it is a little bit hidden but just ask and you finally find a spacious parking lot where you pay something and you leave your car for at least 1 hour. This is the time that you... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

An amazing part of the world, the South West of Britain is a gem; it feels like a complete change of pace, culture all for the better. Me and my Partner travelled down from Bedford for a Week and are planning a return trip as soon as possible. We’re both keen walkers and both the Coastline and inland footpaths are... More 

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