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Our Sales and marketing Director Joy recently spent the day at Tynham Village, a fascinating place with a very interesting history….

The lost village of Tynham

Set in the north east of Warborrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, this little village lies in a secluded valley nestled in the Purbeck Hills.

The mysterious location is locally known as the ‘ghost village’ as it has sat empty for over 60 years.

During World War II, Tynham Village was requisitioned by the British Army for use as a firing and training base. The villagers gave up the home for the war effort, and it has stood uninhabited ever since. Leaving behind a place where time has stood still. From school books still left open on desks, to the old phone box that still stands to this day and fuels rumors of the village being haunted as several people have claimed to hear the old phone box ring.

Tynham Village is a wonderful example of pre war Dorset lift, and makes for an informative and engaging day out.

Open during various times though out the year, the village is managed by the Lulworth Rangers.

To extend your day out, why not take the short walk to the secluded Warbarrow beach, a perfect spot for a picnic.

You can read more about Dorset’s hidden gems or more unusual days out for those with dogs here.

We have a a selection of properties in the Purbecks, which you can browse here.

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