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Swanage Blues Festival
01 Mar 2018

60 Great Gigs, 30 Top Bands, 15 Indoor Venues

       ALL   £10 Support Wristband 


Artists playing are here



Behind the scenes Winter Watch at Arne RSPB
26 Jan 2017

The RSPB is hosting the BBC Program Winter Watch down at the reserve on Arne, this is the second time that they have filmed from Arne. Unusal that they film twice from the same place this is testament to the value and volume of wild life there. I was invited along with my fellow board members of Dorset's Local Nature Partnership


The 27th Swanage Blues Festival 2 - 5, March 2017
25 Jan 2017

The 27th Swanage Blues Festival is on 2, 3, 4, 5, March 2017

Be first served, beat any price increase and pre-order now

Despatch at beginning of February 2017 or earlier if possible.

60 Great Gigs, 30 Top Bands, 15 Indoor Venues - all for a £10 Support Wristband!



The Next Pirate Festival 2017 Swanage
25 Jan 2017

Pirate festival

The SECOND Purbeck Pirate Festival! After a great first festival in 2016, we are holding the second Purbeck Pirate Festival from July 1st -July 2nd in Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.

The Frigate Shtandart will once again be joining us, allowing the public to come a'board and experience how it feels to stand on the deck of a 1703 frigate!

Stalls, pirates, entertainment, music and more - fun for the whole family.

Once again, this is a CHARITY event, with funds from 2017 going towards the 'Save the Pier' Appeal and the Purbeck Admiral Nurse Appeal. The 2017 event is run by Swanage & Purbeck Rotary Club, in partnership with Swanage Pier and the Frigate Shtandart.


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Looking for a quiet place to stay or bed and breakfast in the Purbecks? 

Look no further. Tanglewood is perfectly situated in the heart of the Purbecks for that relaxing break.

Our address is 


Holme Lane,


BH20 5DH

Booking is easy (from £69/night). There is a choice of a large and comfortable guest suite (bedroom, bathroom, lounge-kitchenette), or a well-equipped Shepherd's Hut for more adventurous visitors. Book the Shepherd's Hut here. Like to know more about us

Or please feel free to contact us on    


01929 550971



Tanglewood farmhouse has 4 acres of woods and streams and 12 acres of grassland. There are plenty of great places to see, in an area with beaches, undulating hills and the highest floral diversity in the UK, not to mention the Jurassic Coast and its fossils. Heathland is a local feature and specially protected European habitat, accessible on foot just 300 m from Tanglewood, or take another of our walks to Wareham a mile away. There are masses of other places to visit, with excellent scope for eating out. Have a look on our links page.


If you are interested in nature, Tanglewood is a perfect base. Within a rich local landscape, with reserves of RSPBNatural England, the National Trust and Dorset Wildlife Trust, we also provide and run conservation websites from international level (for IUCN, in most European languages) to local communities and businesses. Our Arne Parish pioneers such sites.