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Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
+44 1929 404819
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A great day out.

Well worth a detour to visit this fascinating snap-shot of life before WW2. Excellent walking in... read more

Reviewed today
Keith M
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Dadlington, United Kingdom
Step back in time!

If you like living history this place speaks to you! Villagers were moved out en masse so the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
William H
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Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
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+44 1929 404819
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"abandoned village"
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"firing range"
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"lost village"
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"step back in time"
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"information boards"
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"second world war"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed today

Well worth a detour to visit this fascinating snap-shot of life before WW2. Excellent walking in the area too. Check for opening times as it is within the MoD Tank ranges.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like living history this place speaks to you! Villagers were moved out en masse so the military could take it over for training purposes and families were never allowed back so you see it as it was left. Can only visit when Lulworth...More

Thank William H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A remarkable little ghost village with lots of history surrounding it. Residents of this small village were given 48 hours notice to evacuate their homes, with the intention of returning at a later date. They were never allowed to. Their homes and surrounding country area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first comment has to be that signposting to Tyneham village is very poor. We drove past it twice before spotting it. However it is worth the drive. It really is like stepping back in time. The village is not like I expected it to...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowhere else like this in the UK to my knowledge. Tiny village that was taken over during the 2nd World War for target practice - residents forced to leave. It has never been returned and is now owned by the MoD. The area is still...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm almost reluctant to review this because more people will go! It's very picturesque, especially in Spring, with lovely walks in amongst the abandoned buildings, through the woods and down to two beaches (about 20 minutes). Its history also makes a visit here very poignant....More

Thank cm9cm9
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great that there is no charge only a voluntary contribution that is used to support environmental projects in the area. The treck up mainly single track is well worth it

Thank F1775ZCkennethb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruined old village that was evacuated by the MOD during WW2. The houses are all ruined but with boards explaining the history of the people who lived there. The church and school room have been conserved/restored and the school room was especially delightful. Even though...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem, ample parking (payed by donation). Interesting farm and agricultural displays, church and school as left by the leaving families in 1940's. Free wandering around the village and history boards in the ruined cottages. Worth a visit. Take the walk down to the...More

Thank Jo M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tyneham with friends who now loves be in he local area. The village has just been frozen in time since WW2. There are remnants of houses, the primary school, shop and church. Work done in school by the pupils is on display as are...More

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973Brenda
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Response from Jason D | Reviewed this property |
It open most weekends and Bank Holiday
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lorrainewhite234
9 May 2017|
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Response from jonjonDorset | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its an abandoned war time village
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