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“And we thought we only needed an hour!!!!”
Review of Tyneham

Tyneham
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Wareham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were fortunate that our holiday in Bournemouth coincided with the Village being open for visitors. Having read a book about the evacuation etc we wanted to see just what was there and thought we should probably allow an hour or so. We actually spent nearer four hours and was happy to pay the small donation requested. Plenty of parking available although not ideal for our elderly relative in a wheelchair due to the many slopes - we managed it though! We visited the old farm barn and the kindly provided toilets! A long but lovely walk down to the beach and on the way our granddaughter was delighted to see sheep, cows and even deer in the land around the path. Back to the village and the beautifully restored school and church. One could almost get into the mood of what it must have been like to live here before the MOD took it over and forced the residents to leave. A wonderful and evocative place to visit and we thoroughly recommend for all ages. No cage, no gift shops and no commercialism. Thanks for making it available for us to visit.

Thank DennisWestWickham
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

This a fantastic blast into the past,village was taken over during the war by the military the inhabitants were rehoused in wareham. village is only open at weekends & bank holidays plus month of aug car park is by donation suggested at £2.00 amble around the ruin houses school is laid out as it was left then wonder over to the church to read and view the history.
Afterwards have a picnic in the car park or wonder down the marked path to Warborrow beach,3/4 mile walk ( pebbles ) WARNING if going swimming quick drop into deep water, commanding views of the Jurassic coast. at both locations no cafe but there are toilets at tyneham

Thank alan h
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Beautiful location, sad story behind all those crumbling cottages
Lovely to step back in time. Holds a special place for me as my mother stayed there as an evacuee during World War II and has very fond memories.

Thank Vanessa A
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a long but lovely walk to get to and only when the ranges are open as they are still used by the military for shooting. It was taken over by the military in the last war years and the villagers were all moved out and have never been able to return. It is now a visitor attraction and they give you a good idea of the village life that existed there,ie the school house etc. Most of the properties are just ruins now but it is still very interesting to visit.

Thank RitaHarris
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a ruin of a village that was evacuated in WW2. The people had to up and leave their homes quickly to enable troops to train. They were never to return! A little bit of our history! The ruin village shows a glimpse of the life back then. There is a small amount of information in each cottage about the families that lived there.
The place has a bit of a sad overtone, but take a step back and look at it's beautiful surroundings.
There is ample parking and only a donation is asked for. the parking field is great for picnics etc. From this field you can walk down to the coast too.
I would say well worth a visit!

Thank Paula B
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