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Guillemots

Picture by The Krankis

Picture by The Krankis

This colony of Guillemots can be found on the cliffs at Durleston Country Park near Swanage.

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Tilly Whim Caves

A short history of Tilly Whim Caves – the famous cliff-stone quarries at Durlston Country Park, near Swanage. Video by Dom Greves. With thanks to: Brian Dorey, Simon Kidner, Anna Mae Villas, Tony Kerins, Robin Plowman, Tim Schilling, Heather Bell, David Haysom and Pat Trim.

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Durlston Globe

Picture by D. Greves

Picture by D. Greves

The Great Globe at Durlston Head, near Swanage was built by John Mowlems Greenwich works in 1887 for George Burt, a local stone merchant. It is three metres in diameter, weighs about 40 tonnes and is made in 15 sections of Portland Limestone and is the largest sculpture at what is now Durlston Country Park

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Anvil Point Lighthouse

Picture by D. Greves

Picture by D. Greves

Anvil Point Lighthouseis situated within the grounds of Durlston Country Park and approximately 2 miles up the hill from Swanage town centre. It is built of local Purbeck stone, was completed in 1881 after a terrible shipwreck on the rocks below.

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Trog Hall

Picture by Anyhoo

Picture by Anyhoo

The entrance to one of three stone quarries in in the cliffs at Durlston, 1 mile from Swanage which make up the Tilly Whim Caves. The caves have not been quarried since 1810 and were closed to the public in the 1970s as they were thought too dangerous.

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