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“A place full of history”
Review of Tyneham

Tyneham
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Wareham
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Worth the drive through the country lanes to find this village literally left in WW2. Sympathetic restoration to time parts and great information boards give a great educational value to the visit!

Bringing an understanding of the war years to my children was an important part of our visit. The church was lovely and the school rooms a great example of how children would have been educated.

You need not spend hours here but it is worth a visit!
Note - the car park has a voluntary donation box! Please pay a little towards your visit as the village is free to look around!

Thank cazzyc10
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you are nearby, take the time to go here. The story of Tyneham is amazing. The church is beautiful, the cottages really interesting and the school being left exactly as it was when the villages were forced to leave is actually quite moving. I think there is a walk to the beach - we will do that when we return.

Thank PhilJamesBristol
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a tucked away abandoned village on the way to Kimmerage. It is very poignant to read its story as you walk around.It was emptied for the D-day invasion exercises & the villagers where never allowed to return It is owned by the MOD & it is open most weekends. You can also walk down to a small bay/beach about half a mile away which is very unspoilt. I have been to both many times & taken friends & family with me.

Thank grocklePooleUk
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have been to tyneham lots of times, usually to take someone that has never been, if you go be sure to wander down to warbarrow bay.

1  Thank Trish C
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful village closed in the second world war. Visit the school, church and houses. This is really worth visiting. I took the children aged 11 and 14 and they really enjoyed it, if your kids have studied WW2 at school this place will bring this period to life. Check the dates for opening as its on the military range so not always open. I do hope that the MOD continue to look after it a bit better its a shame really they dont let English heritage or similar look after it as some of it is beginning to crumble. This attraction only requires a donation however we would of happily paid a good entrance fee for further upkeep. It would be a real shame to loose any more of it especially after so many sacrificed their homes. Visit on a lovely day and take a wander round a real hidden gem.

1  Thank helen h
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