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Tyneham, Wareham: Address, Phone Number, Tyneham Reviews: 4.5/5

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Lucy S
50 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
This used to be an amazing almost hidden gem, a historic and interesting abandoned village only available at weekends due to being in the middle of the lulworth army ranges. Unfortunately despite the fact that many people visit each year the upkeep has been poor and rather then make the buildings safe (some of which were only cleared in the last decade and actually look pretty stable still) the army has instead blocked off the houses with 6 ft wire fences making it look more like a prison camp and it has lost all charm. They have also blocked off the information panels you used to be able to read about each family that lived in the houses. I will not go back until this is reversed.
Written November 20, 2021
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Sika77
Isle of Purbeck, UK1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Such an amazing place and incredible to think it is a military range. The history in the village, the countryside and then Worbarrow Bay, and best at this time of year when there are few crowds.

Few places are open to the general public in the way Tyneham is and it is a privilege to live so close.

It just got even better as you can now get a quality coffee too!!
Written November 15, 2021
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J S
Wales7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Very disappointed that the buildings are fenced off, not with just one fence but at times 3 fences.

Travelled along way to see this.
Written October 17, 2021
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David G
Hereford, UK421 contributions
Sep 2021
The village is open most weekends when the tank ranges are not in use but best to look on the Lulworth Range website for full details.The road down to the village is very narrow with few passing places but when we went some very fast drivers who didnt give way.
The parking is on stoney ground or grass.There is a lovely little church,still intact,but the other buildings are in ruins with pictoral signs saying what they used to be and who lived there.
Please note there are only cabin toilets at Tyneham Farm,a ruin,and no food or fluid stations.Better to take your own picnic and fluids.Barbecues and fires are not allowed.There is a Range Warden on hand to ensure the rules are adhered to.There is a suggested donation of £2 a vehicle.
It is really lovely to see where people lived until the Army moved them out to use the area as the Tank Gunnery School.
There is an outdoor exhibition by Tyneham Farm of the tank ammunition/shells before and after firing.The spent shells and metal fragments are sealed in concrete and cannot be picked up.There are warning signs not to pick up anything that looks like tank shells or ammunition as there may be some left from firing.
Written September 14, 2021
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Ann B
Long Eaton, UK354 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wanted to visit for some time. A quiet oasis on a bank holiday weekend. A few pointers around the village. Well worth the trip and not far from lulworth cove.
Written September 4, 2021
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Katie P
Oxfordshire, UK6 contributions
Aug 2021
Atmospheric place tucked away down a long narrow road. Very interesting place to visit and respect what these people dealt with. Would have liked more info available to take away.
Written August 30, 2021
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Gazb0_62
Birmingham, UK467 contributions
Aug 2021
I have been trying to get to this place for years and finally found it open. The village's main focus is the church which appears complete and full of information. From the village is a 20min walk to Worbarrow bay which again is worth the walk, If you feel energetic try the hill at Worbarrow bay because the views from the top are amazing
Written August 29, 2021
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Krazy_Kayaker
Hertfordshire176 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Driving from Wareham the signage isn't very good.. (noticed when driving out the other way-weymouth way big sign) but arrived at the car parking around 10am ..car park empty... wondered around the village (collecting information for geocaching) and reading the information . Was there over an hour... £2 suggested donation for parking so down to you if want to or not...
Was expecting bad unhygienic toilets from all the reviews but actually they were clean and plenty of loo roll...
There us a sign saying it's a 20min walk to the beach... but we didn't go as heading else where..
Lovely visit
Written August 11, 2021
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Vicky H
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a very interesting place to visit with information boards and photos. Lovely stroll to the beach. Some parts could do with improvements. The old farm implements were overgrown with weeds and everywhere needed a general tidy up. The main toilet block is shut due to vandalism and 5 portaloos have been put in front of them. They are DISGUSTING. They were all full and there was all manner of stuff on the floor. They have obviously not been emptied or cleaned in a while as they could not get this bad in a couple of days. A real health hazard. Such a shame.
Written August 10, 2021
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David G
Lewes, UK45 contributions
Jul 2021
Tyneham was more interesting than we expected, largely because it has a real feeling of peace about it. The school room exhibition is well done but basically it is a lovely walk around on a good weather day.
We stayed there about an hour and a half and it was very pleasant and uncrowded even on a hot day. I probably wouldn’t go if the weather isn’t nice, there isn’t much to see.
I would recommend Clavell's Restaurant in Kimmeridge on the way back (see my review).
Written July 25, 2021
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