Bank Holiday weekend was full of adventures and a lot of walking!
On Saturday, we headed to Swanage, which is a coastal town located in Dorset. A chilly breeze tunneled through the town, however the sun making an appearance every now and then, which brightened and warmed up the afternoon!
First stop obviously had to be the Swanage Railway. Currently a heritage railway, it first opened in 1885 and it very popular with tourists and locals. If you wanted, you could take the 12 mile return trip on the iconic steam train which takes you through the Purbeck countryside, offering beautiful views of Corfe Castle for as little as £11.50 per adult.
Within Swanage, along with many fish and chip shops and pubs, there are quirky clothing and gift shops. A must visit is ‘Rainbow’s End’, which has been established for 20 years!
Heading slightly away from the town centre, you are greeted with beautiful architecture, from Swanage Town Council to a row of homes.
Above the car park, located on Broad Road is a steep hill, obviously meaning we had to walk to the top and was not disappointed! A very short stroll and we came across incredible panoramic views of Swanage and Old Harry Rocks in the distance. With little to no wind, we stood and stared for a good ten minutes, breathing in the salty air, listening to the seagulls and enjoying a moment of tranquility.
I will definitely be re-visiting to explore some more!
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