...to Swanage's finest Guest House
Travelling by rail: the nearest railway station is at Wareham
but public transport from Wareham to Swanage is not frequent
so please consult timetables before travelling to avoid delays;
a taxi will cost approximately £21. Another option is to take the train to Bournemouth where you will be able to take a number 50 bus which takes you to Swanage via the Sandbanks Car Ferry and, in the fine weather, you may sit upstairs on an open-top bus. For a copy of the timetables please visit: http://www.wdbus.co.uk/bus-services/index.asp
Travelling by car: visitors to Swanage often use the Sandbanks Ferry, please click here to check availability of this service if you are considering taking this route.
Clare House is located close to the town centre where you will find all the facilities you need, the beach and the pier, all within a few minutes walk. Many visitors park and forget the car for a few days. We do not have private parking, however, Park Road is an unrestricted road where you may park for an unlimited period of time. In peak times you may not be able to find a parking space near to Clare House but there has never been an incident where a guest has not found a place to park. Park Road is steep hill and if you prefer to park in a place that offers a level walk to Clare House a public car park is within 150 metres -off Seymour Road, which runs parallel to Park Road.
Wherever you chose to park you may prefer to stop outside Clare House – where there is a short run of double yellow lines – to drop off luggage and check in before finally parking your car.
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