In the south of the county of Dorset lies a small market town called Wareham. This little town is nicely situated on the river Frome, there is some stunning scenery in this area and many people come to visit this part of England due to the natural beauty of this part of Dorset. The town has a population of close to six thousand people however if you include the parish of St. Martin the total population is closer to nine thousand. The town is built on a low flood plane at the head of the Frome valley, the river estuary is just a few miles away from this point.
Even though many people will never have heard of the town of Wareham it really is a lovely little place to visit and it does often get quite a few tourists in the summer months. There are quite a few attractions in this area that are well worth a visit. If you have children then the Arne Toy Museum is the perfect afternoon out. This is just a few miles from Wareham and has some delightful displays of old wooden toys and lots of interesting things to see. There are parking facilities here and also a small café.
One place that is really worth a visit when staying in Wareham is the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. This is a charity organisation that basically rescue monkeys from all over the world. You can go and see the monkeys and explore there surroundings. This is another really good place to visit if you have children. If you want a nice relaxing outdoor experience then go and see the famous Blue Pool. Again this is just a few miles from Wareham and this is a beautiful little spot where you can walk in some stunning countryside. The pool itself is situated in a deep clay basin which apparently gives it it’s unique colour. This really is a lovely spot to go and enjoy.
The town of Wareham has some nice little shops and places to eat out. If you are into art galleries then Wareham has quite a few worth visiting. The Peter Hedley Gallery, Acanthus Gallery and The Creative Gallery are all great places to go and see some outstanding examples of local artwork. If you are looking for gifts and souvenirs then head for Prezzies, this aptly named shops has a wealth of things to choose from and really is good fun to look round. The town also has some nice pubs, The Quay Inn is always a favourite and they have an excellent selection of local beers here that are perfect or a hot summers day.
Overall you would have to say that Wareham really is a lovely little town that is well worth a visit. There is some stunning scenery in this area, lovely coastline, quaint little villages and lots of attractions to enjoy. If you are planning a visit to Dorset any time soon make sure than you include a visit to the town of Wareham.