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125 seat Cinema and Theatre, often hosting special event evenings. Family Film Matinees during...
A professional picture framing and restoration service since 1987. Experienced advice on all...
Purbeck Mobility Centre, located in Wareham supplies a wide range of equipment designed to make...
We have two separate food areas where you can enjoy our homemade meals in relaxed surroundings.
The Lulworth Estate is situated in south west Purbeck and is owned by the Weld Family who live on the estate. The scenery around the area is stunning, with the estate boasting some of the most dramatic geological coastal features forms on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The villages of Winfrith Newburgh and Wool are all a short distance from here.
The historic and attractive villages of East and West Lulworth are situated on the Lulworth Estate are both Lulworth is an area to easily spend a few days visiting, the beaches, although rocky are some of the most dramatic in the area.
With thatched cottages dating back over 400 years and pretty former coastguard cottages, the village of West Lulworth is steeped with history and was a thriving fishing post and smugglers haunt. With under 300 households, this village swells in the summer months as it is the closest village to Lulworth Cove and has become a popular tourism destination because of the unspoilt cove, fantastic walking opportunities and geological interest.
If you are looking for an ideal base to walk the Jurassic Coast or for places to stay in a traditional Dorset fishing village then Lulworth has it all.
Room with a view
Everyone loves going on holiday and staying somewhere with views over the coast or countryside, luckily in Dorset we can provide both. Enjoy beautiful rolling hills or amazing coastal views that will beckon you to explore the great outdoors. Lulworth Lodge bed and breakfast accommodation is owned by walking holiday experts HF Holidays and could be your perfect base for exploring and relaxing.
Applegrove bed and breakfast is situated in a peaceful old vicarage orchard and has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Things to see and do in West Lulworth and Durdle Door
West Lulworth is the village next to Lulworth Cove with its perfectly rounded bay and variety of small shops and a selection of accommodation. Sample the best of local Dorset seafood at the range of places to eat many of which have great seaviews.
A short walk from the Cove over the hill on the South West Coast Path brings you to Durdle Door with its magnificent arch and beach.
There are many attractive features in West Lulworth village including the pretty mill pond, now all that remains of an old watermill that was previously in the village and whilst walking down to the Cove look out for the tiny Dolls House building (now a shop) and imagine how once this once housed 11 people.
There is a whole range of activities which can be enjoyed from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door including; kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking and guided walks. Nearby you can also enjoy horse riding in the surrounding heaths and woodlands.
Find out more about the story of the Cove, Stairhole and Durdle Door at the Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre where there are fascinating displays animations and films about the Jurassic Coast.
Plan your visit
A great way to visit Lulworth is by public transport (seasonal bus timetable) or with a guided trip or tour.
A large car park at West Lulworth which services the cove and village which is managed by the Lulworth Estate and the proceeds are used to help maintain the area for the enjoyment of the large amount of visitors that flock here each year.
You can’t stay any closer to the magnificent Durdle Door arch than at Durdle Door Holiday Park. This un-commercialised park has direct access to the South West Coast Path and beautiful unspoilt beaches. Choose from cosy wooden pods, luxury holiday homes or bring your own motor-home or tourer.
Lulworth Castle and Park with its beautiful grounds and chapel is located in East Lulworth. The Castle was devastated by a fire in 1929 and has been restored in part to allow visitors the chance to enter the Castle. Explore the grounds of the castle where you can roam the extensive parkland and woodland walks, there is also a children’s playground and places to enjoy a picnic or visit the Castle Tearoom. The Castle is a popular wedding venue and is sometimes closed to the public so please check opening times to avoid disappointment.
The village of East Lulworth has some the prettiest cottages in Dorset, you will also find a village pub and tea rooms housed in the old school.
Why not cycle from Wareham on the East Lulworth Ride?
There is a range of accommodation to suit everybody including YHA hostels, holiday parks overlooking the sea, quality B&B’s and luxury holiday cottages. If you decided to stay in Lulworth during peak season then booking in advance is recommended if possible for this small but charming resort.
The villages of Wool and Winfrith close by to Lulworth offer further accommodation and country pubs.
Located less than 5 miles from Lulworth and in the picture-postcard village if Winfrith Newburgh, Riverside House Self Catering Holiday Cottages are situated on the River Win. Stay in converted farmhouse accommodation on the edge of the village in Wynards Farm bed and breakfast.
Nearby family attractions include the world famous Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre and The Tank Museum. Trek along scenic bridleways with Lulworth Equestrian Centre they event offer a pub hack for groups!
Caravan and camping pitches in close proximity to these attractions, Wareham and Lulworth Cove can be booked at Whitemead Caravan Park within walking distance of public transport and great places to eat and drink like the Black Bear Inn at Wool serving homemade food with local produce and Dorset Ales.
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Squash - badminton - yoga - tennis - sauna - tabletennis - astropitch - playzone - cricket - nets - swimming - fitness room - cafe/bar - exercise classes - pilates - trampolining - childrens activities (term time and holidays) - swimming lessons.
The “29029” restaurant welcomes you to enjoy Contemporary Indian and Nepalese cusine with a twist of Indian and Nepalese dishes.
Friendly, un-commercialised holiday park with modern day comforts.
Stunning location with direct access to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, stunning beaches and rolling Dorset countryside.
The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will...
A traditional Inn with traditional values. Run by the same, award winning licensees for over ten yearrs. Superb, freshly cooked to order food. Peaceful, adult environment inside with beautfiul gardens. Local real ales and fine wines.
EAST LULWORTH, Wareham
Walk in the footsteps of Kings & Queens as you enjoy wide open spaces, historic buildings & stunning landscapes. Enjoy the tranquillity of the nearby 18C Chapel, wander through the park & woodland & bring a picnic.
Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing Boats and Paddle Boards all for hire from Abbots Quay in Wareham.
We have a fantastic range of self drive motor boats, some of the latest touring and sit on top kayaks both single and double. Canadian canoes, Red...
125 seat Cinema and Theatre, often hosting special event evenings. Family Film Matinees during school holidays. Charming old fashioned interior dating from 1920 and own Bar. Also a venue for The Purbeck Film Festival (www.purbeckfilm.com).