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Events @ The Grand Hotel

Threads from the Grand  -  7th-13th September 2017

This is the 7th annual exhibition of the Purbeck branch of West Country Embroiderers to be held here. An exhibition of traditional and contemporary needlecraft and an opportunity to purchase some items including Christmas products.

Our hotel makes for a very relaxed setting for this event so make yourself comfy with a drink or a bite to eat in our Lounge or Conservatory and sit back and enjoy the stunning views.


Classic Transport Rally - 8th-10th September 2017

Book a weekend stay at the Grand Hotel and wander down to Swanage Railway Station to travel back in time and in style aboard heritage coaches behind steam locomotives. For more info visit

Swanage Folk Festival  -  8th-10th September 2017
2017 sees the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Swanage Folk Festival, which comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers and folk music lovers. The whole town joins in the festivities with something for everyone. For more information visit

The Grand is ideally situated for accommodation and an easy stroll into town.  

The Waverely Returns to Swanage - 8th-17th September 2017

The last sea going paddle steamer in the world returns to Swanage. Enjoy a trip round the Jurassic Coast to Lulworth Cove or Weymouth during your stay here. For full information visit

Swanage Walking Festival  -  15th-24th September 2017
Awarded world heritage status, Swanage coast is truly spectacular. The walks are designed to show as much of the area as possible and the chance to roam along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, offering something for everyone of all ages.For more information visit

The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend - 15th-17th September 2017

Our hotel is the perfect location to stay if you are joining this sporty occasion or just a spectator. We are a short walk away from most of the activities. Run • Walk • Ride • Kayak • Yoga • Beach Fit • Talks  For more information visit

For those of you that just wish to explore independently the Grand provides the best location to set off from.

SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVALS 5th-8th October 2017.

Twice A Year - The Big Blues Parties on the South Coast.


Friday 6th October 8.30p.m Act - Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Saturday 7th October 2.00p.m Act - Hugh Budden and the Blue Chords

Saturday 7th October 8.30pm Act - Back Porch

Sunday 8th October 2.00p.m Act - Great West Groove

and at 8.30p.m The Grand Finale - Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords with Tiny Tina Turner and Guests. 

Wear your wristband to show you support the festival.

Purbeck Film Festival   - 13th-28th October 2017
Is the largest and longest running rural film festival in the UK and now in its 21st Year.  The Festival makes a selection of films and gives out 100 performances over two weeks. For further information on the film festival visit

This year on the Monday 23rd October the Grand Hotel will be showing Lion. We will be offering a two course meal in the Conservatory for £16.95 per person including a film ticket. Bookings must be made by Friday 20th October at the latest. Tickets to see the film only are £6.00, this is a very popular event and early booking is advised.