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Tyneham

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Address: Lulworth Military Range | Worbarrow Bay, Wareham, England
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Lovely look into past history

Like others have said. An excellent experience, looking into the past. Myself, partner and granddaughter aged 6 all enjoyed looking around the village. Followed by a walk to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like others have said. An excellent experience, looking into the past. Myself, partner and granddaughter aged 6 all enjoyed looking around the village. Followed by a walk to the beach with it's stunning views. A big thank you, should go to the volunteers who have helped make this place a factual,interesting and enjoyable place to visit.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tyneham is the forgotten village which was evacuated during WWII to allow the area to be used as a firing range. The school and the church are buildings that have been carefully restored. There are superb walks in the area. Along the coast path etc.

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Southampton UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

open more regularly than when I visited many years ago (appears to be open most week ends farm also restored since my last visit large car parks Good kick off point for lots of walks

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tyneham is a very interesting and eerie place to visit. During the second World War the army gave the residents of Tyneham one month to pack up and leave. At the time the residents thought that they would be back soon when the war was over but here we are over 70 years later and the villagers never returned. It... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Village has changed a bit over the years, with bigger car park and things a bit more touristy. The wall by the old Telephone Box is newish and things are a bit more tidied up from the 70's. But still a good village to walk around. Seaside walk is good to especially on a brisk winter sunny day :)

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Bournemouth, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The village was evacuated in 1943 so that the Army could use the area for D-Day practice and the area has since then, been used as part of a huge firing range. So the valley was just left to nature with the cottages (minus roofs) abandoned. Each cottage has a lot of information about who once lived there and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

While staying in Corfe Castle we heard about a church in Tyneham Village. We looked it up and found that it was in a small village on the Dorset Coast who's population was relocated in 1943 so that the British Army could use the land for D-Day preparations. They were never allowed to return. It was very interesting walking through... More 

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

eerie what a thought provoking place you have to feel for the villagers having been sold false promises well worth the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting day out...my favourite part was seeing all of the children's work in the class room! It's amazing how much things have changed since then!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place to discover A real trip back in time and very evocative Lovely to read all the stories and great to see Arthur's story from childhood and sad to then see his headstone in the church yard Make sure you go over to the farm buildings and also walk to the warburrow beach Sturdy footwear recommended in wet weather

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