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Swanage (/ˈswɒnᵻdʒ/ SWON-ij) is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. It is situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 6 1⁄4 miles (10 km) south of Poole and 25 miles (40 km) east of Dorchester. In the 2011 census the civil parish and two electoral wards had a population of 9,601. Nearby are Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks, with Studland Bay and Poole Harbour to the north. Within the parish are Durlston Bay and Durlston Country Park to the south of the town. The parish also includes the areas of Herston, just to the west of the town, and Durlston, just to the south. The town, originally a small port and fishing village, flourished in the Victorian era, when it first became a significant quarrying port and later a seaside resort for the rich of the day. Today the town remains a popular tourist resort, this being the town's primary industry, with many thousands of visitors coming to the town during the peak summer season, drawn by the bay's sandy beaches and other attractions. During its history the bay was listed variously as Swanawic, Swanwich and Sandwich, and only in more recent history as Swanage. The town is located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. The town contains many listed buildings and two conservation areas – Swanage Conservation Area and Herston Conservation Area.

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If you are looking for travel information of Swanage in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Swanage is Bath. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Bath for its bountiful attractions like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent on your trip to Swanage. To explore Swanage, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Swanage*

  • Pollution Statistics in Swanage

    Know the pollution level of Swanage before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.94 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.27 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.62 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Swanage: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Swanage for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Swanage.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.76 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.41 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.06 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 26.47 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.41 (Low)
    • Attacks 45.59 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.82 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Swanage - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.85 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.62 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.44 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Swanage

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Swanage

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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