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  • Little Miss Clumsy
    119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting historic village
    Interesting village with history. There was a hot drinks truck but no hot food. Warberrow bay is worth walking to. Sadly porta loos are really disgusting, no loo roll or washing facilities 😱!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Josepha M
    153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving experience visiting an abandoned village from the 1940s
    We visited on the spur of the moment as the road was open [often closed due to military exercises]. We were not sure what to expect. We found the ruined buildings of the abandoned village very moving. Each house has a poster giving photos and information of the inhabitants. The buildings are roofless apart from the church and the school house. These two buildings are museums. The schoolhouse has a recreation of a classroom from the 1930s and includes the poignant named coat pegs of the pupils. We only had time for a short visit but I am sure you could spend at least a couple of hours exploring. There is no shop or cafe. Visitors are free to wander around the site - there is a donation box in the car park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Fiona H
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting village but no toilets or cafe
    Interesting walk around the abandoned village. You can go into a few buildings (including the church) but most are fenced off. There is no cafe, and the toilets are currently of the portaloo variety with no hand washing facilities (brick built toilet block locked up). Would recommend The Italian Bakery in Wareham after visiting Tyneham, especially their chicken and chorizo sandwiches, and pizza.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Shaun L
    Clanfield, United Kingdom1,723 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step back in time
    Only accessible when no MOD firing range warnings are in place, which is usually weekends, Tyneham is the place that time forgot when it was requisitioned by the military in 1943 for the D Day preparations and has stayed in MOD hands ever since. As you walk around the village its story is told through a number of exhibition boards, the old school classroom and the pretty church, both of which have plenty of info to read. The farm area contains examples of munitions used within the area. There is a car park too but be aware the road down is narrow in places. Well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
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Michael J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Hubby and I had a lovely walk from Tyneham to Warbarrow and back. We had a look around the village school and church and it was good to see the toilets are now back open.
Written 7 January 2024
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK1,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Only accessible when no MOD firing range warnings are in place, which is usually weekends, Tyneham is the place that time forgot when it was requisitioned by the military in 1943 for the D Day preparations and has stayed in MOD hands ever since. As you walk around the village its story is told through a number of exhibition boards, the old school classroom and the pretty church, both of which have plenty of info to read. The farm area contains examples of munitions used within the area. There is a car park too but be aware the road down is narrow in places. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 October 2023
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wenlou
Selby, UK652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
was going last year but was closed due to the mod training ,before you go check on the websites for dates to go ,took nearly 6 hours to get there ,was well worth it enjoyed the few buildings that was dotted around ,
Beautiful little village,shame the families could never have it back ,
Bring your own food , there are picnic areas around
What a interesting couple of hours out of your day
Written 1 September 2023
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Fiona H
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Interesting walk around the abandoned village. You can go into a few buildings (including the church) but most are fenced off. There is no cafe, and the toilets are currently of the portaloo variety with no hand washing facilities (brick built toilet block locked up). Would recommend The Italian Bakery in Wareham after visiting Tyneham, especially their chicken and chorizo sandwiches, and pizza.
Written 29 August 2023
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J B
Cambridgeshire, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Interesting place for what it represents and the hardships suffered by a few small communities to benefit the rest of us.
Written 12 August 2023
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CJov
Sittingbourne, UK358 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Hard to find and we have yet to find it open despite visiting web site and it saying ‘open’. I dare say it is an interesting place to visit but it never seems to be open. I appreciate it is a mod site and therefore not open regularly.
Written 24 July 2023
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Josepha M
153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited on the spur of the moment as the road was open [often closed due to military exercises]. We were not sure what to expect. We found the ruined buildings of the abandoned village very moving. Each house has a poster giving photos and information of the inhabitants. The buildings are roofless apart from the church and the school house. These two buildings are museums. The schoolhouse has a recreation of a classroom from the 1930s and includes the poignant named coat pegs of the pupils. We only had time for a short visit but I am sure you could spend at least a couple of hours exploring. There is no shop or cafe. Visitors are free to wander around the site - there is a donation box in the car park.
Written 19 July 2023
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Little Miss Clumsy
South Midlands119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Interesting village with history. There was a hot drinks truck but no hot food. Warberrow bay is worth walking to. Sadly porta loos are really disgusting, no loo roll or washing facilities 😱!
Written 26 June 2023
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daveya
Chester, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Loved our visit here, history frozen in time! You can only visit on a Saturday or Sunday due to the land being MOD. Donation required for the car park but you can then spend as long as you like.
Very moving to see the photographs displayed around the site which documents the stories of the villagers forced to leave their homes for the war effort
Written 24 May 2023
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Nigel M
Greater London, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Very atmospheric place to visit, just to see the way people lived and worked in the village.
To see the boards up telling you of the occupants at the time and also where some relatives had returned to see the village. Lovely walk down to the beach for a picnic as well.
Written 16 February 2023
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