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Lulworth Castle & Park


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Lulworth Castle and Park

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Castle ticket - Adults£6.00 per ticket
Castle ticket - Child (4 - 15 years)£4.00 per ticket
Castle ticket - Children under 4 yearsFree
Castle ticket - English Heritage membersFree
Castle ticket - Historic Houses Association membersFree
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’.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Al-Shumba
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    Great day out for the kids, but not much else.
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th October 2018
    The exterior of this castle has been restored, but most of the insides are empty. You can get great views over the countryside from the top of the tower via internal staircase. We we went there they... Read full review
  • Rebecca H
    Trip Type:
    Lovely morning
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th November 2018
    We have just spent a lovely morning here. We loved the castle and grounds. Everything was so beautifully kept and well maintained by friendly staff. We loved climbing up one of the towers to... Read full review
  • vicki r
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Camp Bestival let down
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th November 2018
    Visited for camp bestival in July. Grounds and facilities were great. However, the cost of everything was very expensive and the festival was canceled on the final day. Everyone was told they would... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

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.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Dogs welcome in Park on leads, Guide dogs only in buildings.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Lift inside the Castle


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Lawn games, Hunt the Bat, Activity Room, Children's playground.

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities - And wedding venue
  • Dogs Accepted - In the park on leads - not in buildings, except Guide Dogs.
  • Event Venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - German, French and Dutch
  • Toilets - including baby changing facilities.
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - Allow half a day
  • Film or TV location
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - for cars and coaches

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - min group size 10

Opening Times

Opening - Autumn and Winter (1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019)
Monday - Friday10:30 - 16:00*
Sunday10:30 - 16:00*
Opening - Spring and Summer (1 March 2019 - 30 October 2019)
Monday - Friday10:30 - 17:00*
Sunday10:30 - 17:00*

* Last admission to the Castle is one hour before closing.

There are occasions when the Castle will be closed for private functions, however the park will remain open - please check for opening details before visiting.

The Castle will close for the winter on Sunday 24th December 2017 until Friday 30th March 2018 - on this occasion the Park will remain open for you to enjoy the woodland walks and children’s playground - car parking fees apply.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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