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Tyneham

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Address: Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
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Excellent trip to bygone times

A trip down memory lane is Tyneham. A very sad but poignant reminder of the need in wartime for land for training the soldiers. It's a lovely wander around this deserted village... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
margaret h
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip down memory lane is Tyneham. A very sad but poignant reminder of the need in wartime for land for training the soldiers. It's a lovely wander around this deserted village stuck in a time warp. The nice thing is the amount of research done via the census that shows visitors just who lived in the various houses there.... More 

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Bovington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here a few times now as it's so nice to walk around the village and see what life was like there before everyone had to leave. We also walk down to the beach nearby as it's so secluded, great for dogs too!

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Thank spidsley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to visit this place which was frozen in time by the war. Walking around it's now crumbling buildings and reading the explanations of what they once were was as fascinating as it was sad to think of the poor villagers that were displaced.

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Thank Nick C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Swannage and just came across some information about this place - there is more if you google it. Open usually at weekends and bank holidays as it's MOD land, the story of Tyneham is fascinating. Well worth a visit and for the most part suitable for those with mobility problems. The carpark has a £2 honesty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my dad lived here and i just love taking my children there to tell then storys of there granddad who they have not seen .

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Thank Pauline W
Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings have been preserved but are in a dilapidated condition which gave a really good feel to the village. Good information boards in the buildings. Need a hour or so to look round but plenty of good walks to extend a visit.

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Thank Stephen L
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Like others have said. An excellent experience, looking into the past. Myself, partner and granddaughter aged 6 all enjoyed looking around the village. Followed by a walk to the beach with it's stunning views. A big thank you, should go to the volunteers who have helped make this place a factual,interesting and enjoyable place to visit.

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Thank annieton123
Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Tyneham is the forgotten village which was evacuated during WWII to allow the area to be used as a firing range. The school and the church are buildings that have been carefully restored. There are superb walks in the area. Along the coast path etc.

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Thank RodandGill
Southampton UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

open more regularly than when I visited many years ago (appears to be open most week ends farm also restored since my last visit large car parks Good kick off point for lots of walks

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Thank SouthamptonUKAndy22
Wareham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Tyneham is a very interesting and eerie place to visit. During the second World War the army gave the residents of Tyneham one month to pack up and leave. At the time the residents thought that they would be back soon when the war was over but here we are over 70 years later and the villagers never returned. It... More 

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