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Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

Lighthouse Road
SWANAGE
Dorset
BH19 2JL

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Durlston Country Park
  • Durlston Country Park
  • Durlston Castle at Durlston Country Park
  • Durlston Castle and Great Globe at Durlston Country Park
  • Durlston Country Park
  • Durlston Castle at Durlston Country Park
  • Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle
  • Inside Durlston Castle
  • View from Durlston Country Park
  • Anvil Point Lighthouse at Durlston County Park

Telephone: +44 01929 424443

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* Castle & Visitor Centre Opening Times: April to 31 October - 10:00 to 17:00 and November to 31 March - 10:30 to 16:00 (except Christmas Day).
The Park is open all year.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Parking fee applies.

Telephone: +44 01929 424443

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    693
  • Very Good
    322
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • LisaMac68
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent for those with mobility issues
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th September 2019
    Took our elderly parents (dads in a wheelchair and mum can’t walk far and can only manage flat walks now). We hired two trampers (£2.50 each) and comfortably enjoyed the woodlands walk and the walk... Read full review
  • C123789
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fabulous
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th September 2019
    A choice of various walks - woods, grasslands and coastal, some paved so fairly accessible (including to the old lighthouse), some very steep/hilly on the coast (but you can choose which you do... Read full review
  • PermaForenner
    Hove, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th September 2019
    The walks are wonderful in all directions and if you stop for lunch everything is on offer and nice. Head here for walks and a food or coffee and ice cream break Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - tramper mobility scooters available for hire - please book in advance.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - on lead
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - on lead
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 3:00 hours
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Castle, Visitor Centre and Art Gallery.
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - the number 5 bus runs from May until September.
  • Parking (charge) - large car park. 2 spaces available for coaches

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - charge applies. Free coach parking included in tour price.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the west: Nearest major road is A351. Follow A351 from Wareham to Swanage, then follow Durlston Country Park signs through Swanage's one-way system and up hill to the car park.From the east: Nearest major road is the A35. Follow signs to Sandbanks and catch the car ferry over the Studland. Follow signs to Swanage, then follow Durlston Country Park signs through Swanage's one-way system and up hill to the car park.

Public Transport Directions

FROM THE WEST: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 or bus from Wareham Railway Station to Swanage Bus/Train Station. Transfer to the Durlston Explorer number 5 bus to the Country Park (the bus runs from 25 May until 21 September 2019).

FROM THE EAST: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage Bus/Railway Station. Transfer to the Durlston Explorer number 5 bus to the Country Park (the bus runs from 25 May until 21 September 2019).

JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Telephone: +44 01929 424443

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Tuesday, 17th September 2019 - Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Monday, 23rd September 2019 - Monday, 23rd September 2019

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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

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