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Bovington Camp in Dorset has been a Training Camp since 1916.The area surrounding Bovington is rural. Amenities within Bovington are limited so travelling to Dorchester (11 Miles) or Poole (13 Miles) is essential for Supermarket shopping and were you will find all major high street stores. Closer to Bovington is the village of Wool (2 miles). The Train Station there provides a vital link for travelling to Wareham (7 miles), which has a small high street with various local shops and Banks/Building Societies The seaside resorts of Bournemouth, Weymouth and Swanage are all less than 25 miles away. Many former Military houses in Bovington are now owned by civilians. A community spirit has developed between the Military and Civilian population in Bovington and is proving to be successful one with many events being jointly organised and supported by both communities.
HIVE, AWS Community Office, Sursetart Families Centre, Memorial Hall/Community Centre, Londis convienence shop & Post Office, ATM Cash Machine, Families Medical Centre, Garrison Church, Unit Welfare Office, Library & PRI Shop Hairdressers, “Food Bar” Café, Launderette, Tank Museum and Gauntlet restaurant, Salvation Army Café, Chinese and Kebab Takeaways, Police Office, Cloudshill Pub/Restaurant, Thrift Shop, Swimming Pool and Gym, Tennis Courts, All Weather floodlit Sports pitch, Youth Club, Riding Stables.