Wareham is situated at the top of the navigable part of the river Frome and was considered the main port of Poole Harbour until the Middle Ages. The oldest part of the town is situated within the famous Saxon town walls, which gave protection for the townsfolk against the invading Vikings.
Wareham is considered the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and the world famous Jurassic Coast.
Wareham is a vibrant market town and still maintains many old traditions. Every Saturday there is an open market featured on the quay where local produce can be found and the words from the town Crier can be heard. The famous Auction rooms are open every Thursday and attract people from all over the country with their unique fruit, vegetable and flower auction.
Wareham has a main rail link to London Waterloo and main road links to the North, South and West of the town enabling people to travel to attractions either nearby or further afield.