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Old London By The Sea

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Experience hosted by Julia And Barry

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Old London By The Sea was the common nickname for Swanage in the Victorian era.
Swanage is a small town packed full of unique history, stories filled with great characters and interesting buildings.
This walking tour will help you to explore the oldest parts of Swanage and to discover the stories hidden amongst the buildings and behind the modern shop fronts.
This is a 2 hour guided tour which involves walking on pavements / sidewalks within the town with a short section of walking across a headland towards the cliff tops.
It includes numerous stops where you will hear entertaining stories, see interesting artefacts and study the buildings to learn the fascinating history of how this seaside town has grown and changed over the past 1000 years.
Old London By The Sea was the common nickname for Swanage in the Victorian era.
Swanage is a small town packed full of unique history, stories filled with great characters and interesting buildings.
This walking tour will help you to explore the oldest parts of Swanage and to discover the stories hidden amongst the buildings and behind the modern shop fronts.
This is a 2 hour guided tour which involves walking on pavements / side…

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From $35
/ person
Book for a private group
Sun, Mar 7
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sun, Mar 14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Julia And Barry

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hello! I am Barry Cullimore and I have lived in Swanage for the past 25 years.
I am a qualified teacher and outdoor education professional with a degree in Geology and Geography. I have also worked as a teacher in Swanage for 20 years and have taken countless groups of students and visitors on historical tours of the town.
I love telling stories and bringing places alive with my tours and I look forward to meeting you soon when you join my Old London By The Sea tour.
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Where you'll be

Swanage is a unique town, full of history in a beautiful seaside setting. It lies between the hard stone of the hills behind and the clear blue sea in front. My tour starts on the exposed headland of Peveril Point and then heads into the town centre. We explore various streets and alleys, past the church and railway station and back to our starting point near Peveril Point. The tour consists of a 2 hour gentle walk with very little up or downhill

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes