The village of East Lulworth is considerably smaller than neighbouring West Lulworth, but is worth a stop and explore for its simple charm, with its pretty thatched cottages and colourful window boxes.

Down a little road named Cockles you’ll find a small, but perfectly-formed gift shop and tea room, Past & Presents. Housed in the old village school, the shop sells local artisan crafts, seasonal gifts and delicious home-baked goods.

Flowers and peas in a basket Exterior of Past & Presents shop and cafe in East Lulworth Jam and candlesticks in a gift shop Postbox by Past and Presents gift shop in Lulworth Mugs and bags shop display in East Lulworth

Explore these other highlights in and around East Lulworth village

The Weld Arms

The village also has a traditional thatched pub, The Weld Arms – a recently renovated 17th Century inn.

This dog-friendly pub is perfect for stopping off for a local ale or a hearty meal en route to or from nearby Lulworth Cove.

The Weld Arms in Lulworth exterior

Stop for a drink or a meal at the fully-restored 17th Century coaching inn, The Weld Arms

To view menus and book a table visit The Weld Arms’ website: www.theweldarms.co.uk or call 01929 400211

Lulworth Castle

East Lulworth is also home to Lulworth Castle and Park, which is just a stone’s throw from the village.

Explore the castle’s extensive grounds, which include a woodland trail, children’s play area and a 15th Century church and beautiful Georgian chapel.

Stocks outside Lulworth Castle

Lulworth Castle and Park is a fun family day out, packed with history

For admission prices and booking: lulworth.seetickets.com/timeslots/lulworth-castle

*Note that Lulworth Castle is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions. Visitors are still welcome (Sunday – Friday) to explore the castle grounds and playground, and a takeaway café service is available*

Lulworth Equestrian Centre

Just down the road, in Coombe Keynes, you’ll find Lulworth Equestrian Centre.

The stables offers horse riding tuition, hacking and livery services.

Horse looking out of stable door

Meet the friendly horses at Lulworth Equestrian Centre

To find out more or book a ride at Lulworth Equestrian Centre, visit the stables’ website: www.lulworthequestriancentre.com or call 01929 400396