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Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
+44 1929 404819
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Interesting tale of a ruined village.

This is a village abandoned in 1943 when taken over by the War Ministry and never returned to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan C
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Lost village

Went to Tyneham not knowing what to expect except some ruins. What a little gem this place is. Yes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
+44 1929 404819
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a village abandoned in 1943 when taken over by the War Ministry and never returned to the people as it in the middle of Lulworth ranges. The ruins have been tidied up and excellently interpreted. The church and schoolroom have been restored and...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Tyneham not knowing what to expect except some ruins. What a little gem this place is. Yes most of it is just the walls of the cottages but with the plaques on the walls giving you the history of the people that lived...More

Thank Purple182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating place to visit. This is a village requisitioned by the government in 1943 for D Day preparation..all the villagers and those in other parts of the valley had to leave, selling off farm machinery and livestock. There are a few cottages, a house,...More

Thank tansyflower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of this deserted village stand just off the coastpath in Dorset.The village was evacuated after the war, I believe, as it lies among the firing ranges.The walks are open when there is no firing.There were information boards about life at that time and...More

Thank Brabgang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating story of a whole village being forced to leave and never return. A street of rather underwhelming ruined houses. However, the school room was more interesting with samples of children's work. The Church was intact with more local history.

Thank 308pence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a wonder, not great in the rain unless you have the correct clothing. Church is very special. And the view from the beach is worth the walk

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit (the last one being about 6 years ago) but we enjoyed it as much as the first time. This time our daughter - now 12 - really enjoyed it and found looking around the old deserted houses and reading about...More

Thank Islander049
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The deserted village ,this was very interesting visit the old church and the school room have some interesting information ,lovely walks all around and a 20 minute walk to the most fantastic bay you will dubs see ,well worth a visit

Thank shellola
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Very atmospheric - and informative - deserted village. Then a walk to the beach - good level path until the final steep section. Shame it rained...

Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tyneham village is one if those places that reflects a past era. Only open when the military ranges are closed. Beautiful place we enjoyed walking round the ruins and the preserved schoolhouse and Church. A nice place for a picnic quiet and relaxing place to...More

Thank 1969traveller1969
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9 May 2017|
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Response from jonjonDorset | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its an abandoned war time village