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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.
The Castle Tearoom offering a limited take away service and has a small collection of gifts.
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.
We have introduced a limit on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your tickets or booking confirmation. If you’re a member of English Heritage or Historic Houses Association, your ticket will be free but you still need to book in advance and show your membership cards and tickets when you arrive. There will be other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. To find out what to expect when you visit or to book tickets please check lulworth.com.
|Opening (29 March 2021 - 20 December 2021)|
|Monday - Friday||10:30||- 17:00*|
* Lulworth Castle is open Sunday to Thursday, 10.30am-5pm. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance - www.lulworth.comDates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
|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 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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Lulworth Castle Wedding Venues, LulworthTwo very different venues for your wedding ceremony and celebrations. Choose from the impressive Lulworth Castle or for a more intimate occasion its charming walled Castle Courtyard.
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