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Address: Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
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Take the time to explore this military requisitioned village, museum, history centre and beatufiul church. This place is a credit to the volunteers who maintain it.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to explore this military requisitioned village, museum, history centre and beatufiul church. This place is a credit to the volunteers who maintain it.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit if you are in the area, step in to the old school room and you really do go back in time, Plenty of information plaques with information on all of the individual properties in the village. There is no charge to visit, the car park is free, however there is a donation box. Definitely... More 

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Woodley
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, nostalgic and very poignant. A real step into the lives of people ousted from their homes during WW2. Sad to read pleas to return and then discover headstones in the church yard from former inhabitants. Very haunting.

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Thank tinaandjoe
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this if you are in the area at the times that this is open. It Is free to visit. With a small suggested donation for the car park. The buildings have pieces of information about the families that lived there that made it much more interesting. From the car park there is are a few nice walks... More 

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Staffs
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105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open at weekends and during most school holidays but you can check exact details by searching for tyneham opening times. Every building as a plaque detailing who lived there, what they did, when they died. Some stories are very sad, people who left the village at the start of WW2 to do their duty and that were never allowed... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting remains of a village. The British military took it over during WWII and threw the inhabitants out, promising them they could return after the war. The people were never allowed to return. There's a trail leading to Worbarrow Bay that makes a nice walk. Try to go when it isn't raining. The church is still in operation.

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Thank b0b202
England
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only accessible when the army allows as it is on the shooting range Very interesting place whose inhabitants were all cleared out in 1943 with hardly any notice. The school & church are the best preserved building with information boards. Car park is £2 if you like the place, worth it as it helps with the upkeep. Quite a walk... More 

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Dorset
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery, the history...just so good. Have been before and its well known locally. I hope more and more visitors attend to soak up the atmosphere here. Educational and enjoyable

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england
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A great day out with family. Big field to play games in and picnic. Great for walks down to the beach or up on the cliffs. The old buildings and artefacts are even covered in cobwebs from years of standing there. It's like a real life theme village.

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Thank cannasue
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Have been visiting Tyneham for many years whilst holidaying in Dorset. Always brings a lump to my throat whilst walking around the village, such a sad story for the people of Tyneham. Please pay a visit, you will not regret it. Fantastic walks from the village to Worbarrow Bay, Kimmeridge and Lulworth (some dependant on the range walks being open).... More 

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