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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’.


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Recent Reviews:

  • dick h
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    What a stunning castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th March 2018
    Sadly this was closed to visitors when we went, but it looks so good that I think we must go back sometime when it's open. The grounds were interesting and pleasant to walk around. What was weird was... Read full review
  • magpiegirl036
    Sydney, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th January 2018
    What a stunning castle from the outside. Inside it is well presented and I can see why they have weddings there. The chapel near the castle was so peaceful. The coffee shop was staffed by very... Read full review
  • Tim121home
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Short visit to the gardens & park
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th November 2017
    Lulworth castle is actually a 17th Century mock castle, which has now been turned into a museum. Quick visit on our way home from Weymouth and had a very pleasant stroll through the grounds and... 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.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - min group size 10

Key Features

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


  • 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

Children & Infants

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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - for cars and coaches


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

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

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

Specialist Features

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

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

* 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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Friday, 30th March 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

Easter at LulworthIt's back! This Easter come 'down the rabbit hole' for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April between 10.30-5pm. Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, you can expect a whole host of fun activities including themed...
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Sunday, 13th May 2018 - Sunday, 13th May 2018

Lulworth Castle Motor Show & Family Fun DayDorset Blind Association's prestigious Motor Show returns to Lulworth Castle for its 4th year on Sunday 13th May, Sponsored by Humphries Kirk Solicitors and Imerys. Promises to be a fantastic day out for all; with a 20 mile motor tour around the beautiful Dorset countryside, Castle Showground...
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