Tyneham in Dorset: what’s it and the place to search out it?


It’s this ‘misplaced’ Dorset village that draws 1000’s of tourists yearly.

Tyneham, positioned between Kimmerridge and East Lulworth, is a ‘ghost’ village and former civil parish.

Right here we check out the positioning, its historical past and why it’s so intriguing.

When was it deserted and why?

The village of Tyneham and surrounding villages had been evacuated by the military in December 1943 throughout World Conflict II.

Greater than 200 residents packed their belongings and left the village.

This was cleared to permit the Allied forces to organize for the D-Day landings.

Regardless of Winston Churchill’s guarantees, residents by no means returned to the village and surrounding areas.

Tyneham Village by Simon Gregory

What can I get there?

You possibly can nonetheless see a few of the unique buildings – the row was a row of 4 terraced homes, numbered from the upper finish adjoining to the church.

Each the restored church and faculty buildings are nonetheless intact and there are exhibitions in regards to the village and the villagers.

At Tyneham Farm, a few of the exterior buildings have been restored and there’s a picnic space to take pleasure in.

Bournemouth Echo: Tyneham Church by Simon GregoryTyneham Church by Simon Gregory

What else is there?

A one-mile stroll from the village results in Verborough Bay – a part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Website.

Who owns it?

All the 3,003-acre web site on the Tyneham Property was owned by the Bond household for greater than 300 years.

Even the Bond household, who occupied Tyneham Home, left their houses for the final time and by no means returned.

Tyneham Village, Werborough Bay and the Lulworth Vary are managed by the Ministry of Protection (MOD) and subsequently entry is typically restricted. Particulars of opening hours could be discovered under.

If you’re heading to Verborough Bay, guests ought to stroll on paths marked with yellow posts always.

Bournemouth Echo: Verborough Bay by Rachel BakerVerborough Bay by Rachel Baker

how do i get there?

The village is accessible when the Lulworth ranges are open to the general public. Lulworth Ranges are army firing ranges.

when is it open?

The Tyneham and Lulworth Vary Walks are open most weekends and all predominant public holidays.

It is going to be open every day till August 31, and once more in the course of the Christmas interval between December 17, 2022 and January 2, 2023.

It’s closed the next weekends:

24 and 25 September, 8 and 9 October and 5 and 6 November.

how do i get there?

If touring by automotive, take the A35, then the A351 in the direction of Swanage. Flip proper simply after Wareham and observe indicators to Creech/Kimmerridge, then Tyneham. Flip left in the direction of Tyneham Village and Verborough Bay.

For guests touring by prepare, the closest railway station is Wool.

How do I get in?

The Tyneham Village gate permits car entry. It’s opened at 9 am when no army exercise is happening and closes every single day within the night.

The Tyneham Faculty and Tyneham Church exhibitions are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on non-firing days.

The gates of the stroll open round 4.30pm on Fridays and shut at 8am on Mondays (when solely open on weekends).

How a lot does admission value?

Admission is free.

Can I take my canine?

Sure, canines are welcome within the Village and Verborough Bay.

Are there disabled services?

Disabled services could be present in Tyneham and the positioning is accessible to wheelchair customers. There are additionally bogs for disabled guests.

How can I get extra data?

For common data, name 01929 404714 or go to https://tynehamopc.org.uk/visiting-tyneham/opening-times/.


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