Wareham, a Dorset market town that stands between the rivers Piddle and Frome, is on the South Western Main Line between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Its red-brick station dates back to 1887, and retains many Victorian features, including decorative brickwork and platform canopies. From 2016 it will be reinstated as a stopping point for steam and diesel trains on the Swanage Railway heritage line, a restored line between nearby Corfe Castle and Swanage. The station is located in an area known as Northport, which is just to the north of town, beyond the River Piddle. A fifteen-minute walk south will bring you to the town centre, marked by the crossroads of the rather literally named North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street. Around the edges of town are Wareham's oldest features - it is surrounded on three sides by 9th century walls built under Alfred the Great. They're now grassy mounds, but can still be followed for an easy local walk.
Camp Bestival is the family-friendly “little sister” festival of Bestival, held every year in July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Over the years, music acts such as Florence and the Machine, Calvin Harris and Blondie have graced the stage. This year, Camp Bestival takes place from Thursday 25th to Sunday 29th July 2019, with Nile Rogers & Chic, Jess Glynne and Annie Mac headlining.
Wareham is one of the closest train stations to Camp Bestival, with local taxis available to take you to and from the festival site once you arrive.
Trainline does not have any affiliation with Camp Bestival, for more information on Camp Bestival please visit their website.
|Weekdays||06:10 - 18:30|
|Saturday||07:15 - 13:50|
|Sunday||10:00 - 14:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
Find WiFi Hotspots around Wareham station
|Customer Service notes|
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||69|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Platform one (for trains towards Poole, Bournemouth and London Waterloo) has level access from the station entrance.
Platform two (for trains to Wool, Dorchester South and Weymouth) has level access from the station entrance.
Interchange between platforms is via a stepped footbridge
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
Wareham station has two platforms: platform 1 for services to Poole and London Waterloo, and platform 2 for services to Dorchester South and Weymouth. There are station entrances on either side of the tracks, and the platforms are linked via a footbridge and a barrow crossing for step-free access (this requires staff assistance). The ticket hall is adjacent to platform 2, with a ticket machine and public toilets outside.