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Welcome to Lulworth Castle and Park, the most beautiful castle in the south!
This fairytale castle was originally built as a hunting lodge in the early C17th to entertain aristocracy and royalty and has been the family seat of the Weld family for 400 years.
Ravaged by a catastrophic fire in 1929, it was partly restored in a pioneering partnership with English Heritage and is now open to the public as an historic visitor attraction and exclusive event venue.
Inside the castle is a wealth of fascinating history; walk in the footsteps of King and Queens as you follow the story of the Weld family’s fate and fortune and explore the basement rooms and memorabilia collections. Children can enjoy hunting for the 10 bats hidden around the castle.
Discover spectacular panoramic views over the Purbeck countryside and towards the Jurassic Coast from the Lulworth Castle tower. Visit the historically significant Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Mary's and the C15th Church of St Andrew, which are situated within the Park.
The spacious grounds are yours to enjoy: take a picnic in the grounds, wander through ancient woodland and parkland, have fun in the children’s playground and in the summer months there are a variety of lawn games to play including Giant Jenga, Pitch and Putt and Swingball tennis.
The Castle Tearoom is a great spot to enjoy delicious homemade cakes, cream teas and ice cream. If you’re looking to pick up a little souvenir from your visit, the tearoom also has a small collection of gifts and memorabilia.
The Castle is open daily from Easter to Christmas, Sunday – Friday (closed Saturdays and occasionally on other days) between 10.30am and 5pm (summer) and 10.30am and 4pm (winter). Last entry one hour before closing.
The Castle is closed on Saturdays for weddings and occasionally at other times during the year. Please check opening times before you travel.
For details of special family events and opening times please visit www.lulworth.com
|2020 Opening (29 March 2020 - 20 December 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||10:30||- 17:00*|
* The Castle re-opens its doors on 29th March 2020 - the Park remains open for you to enjoy the woodland walks and children’s playground - car parking fees apply.
The Castle is open Easter to Christmas, Sunday – Friday (closed Saturdays and occasionally on other days) between 10.30am & 5pm during summer and 10.30am & 4pm during the winter. Last entry one hour before closing.
Lulworth Castle, Chapel and grounds are closed to the public on Saturdays. There are additional occasions throughout the year when we close the castle for events or alter the admission charges.
Please check www.lulworth.com for opening details before visiting.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Castle ticket - Adults||£6.00 per ticket|
|Castle ticket - Child (4 - 15 years)||£4.00 per ticket|
|Castle ticket - Children under 4 years||Free|
|Castle ticket - English Heritage members||Free|
|Castle ticket - Historic Houses Association members||Free|
|Parking charge - cars and coaches||£3.00 per ticket|
Pay & Display parking allows access to the Park & Woodland Walks, Children’s Playground and Picnic Areas.
Corporate Memberships to English Heritage are not valid at this attraction.
English Heritage & Historic House memberships are not valid at special events such as ‘Easter at Lulworth’ or ‘Spooky Fun’.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
FROM BOURNEMOUTH (East of Lulworth): Take the A35 towards Dorchester, turning left onto the A351 to Wareham. From the by-pass turn onto the A352 signposted to Wool. Now follow the brown signs for Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door.
FROM DORCHESTER (West of Lulworth): From the by-pass take the A352 signposted for Wool and Wareham. At Wool follow the brown signs for Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door.
SAT NAV: Lulworth Castle BH20 5QS.
BY TRAIN: Railway Stations at Wareham (6 miles) and Wool (4 miles).
BY TAXI: A taxi service is available from Wareham and Wool Railway Stations to Lulworth Castle.
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