The village of East Lulworth is considerably smaller than neighbouring West Lulworth, but is still worth a stop and explore for its simple charm.

Pretty thatched cottages with their colourful window boxes wind their way around the streets of the village, which is home to a pub and a café and gift shop.

A short walk or drive from the centre of the village will also bring you to the 17th Century Lulworth Castle, as well as Lulworth Equestrian Centre.

Past & Presents café and gift shop

Down a little road named Cockles you’ll find the small, but perfectly-formed gift shop and tea room, Past & Presents.

Housed in the old village school, this hidden gem sells local artisan crafts, seasonal gifts, items for the garden and home, and delicious home-baked goods.

The building first opened as a Catholic school in 1877 and ran until 1968 when a new school opened in larger nearby Wool.

After lying empty for many years the school was given a revamp by the Weld family, which owns the Lulworth Estate, and new lease of life as a shop and tea room.

Opening hours and contact details

  • Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • ​Sunday 11am – 4pm

ℹ️ www.pastandpresents.co.uk

📞 Tel: 01929 400637

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. Or why not combine a pub lunch with a visit to Lulworth Castle, which is just a stone’s throw from The Weld Arms.

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, contact The Weld Arms:

ℹ️ www.theweldarms.co.uk

📞 01929 400211

🐾 Dog-friendly

📍 The Weld Arms is on the main road through East Lulworth For your SatNav: BH20 5QQ

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

Opening times

The castle is closed to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, but open at the following times:

  • Castle – 10.30am – 5pm, Sunday – Thursdays
  • Grounds – as above, with the addition of the grounds and park being open on Fridays between 10.30am – 4pm

For admission prices and booking contact Lulworth Castle:

ℹ️ lulworth.seetickets.com/timeslots/lulworth-castle

📞  01929 400352

Lulworth Equestrian Centre

Just down the road, in Coombe Keynes, you’ll find Lulworth Equestrian Centre, a BHS-approved livery and riding centre.

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

Lulworth is home to ponies and horses from 12 to 16.3 hands, catering for a range of ages and abilities.

Lesson prices

Riding tuition caters for children aged four and over and adults of all abilities, with a choice of private or group lessons.

  • Child’s half-hour, lead rein lesson – £20.00
  • Adult, one-hour group lesson £30.00
  • Private 45-minute lesson – £50

Hacking price

Catering for all abilities, hacking out with Lulworth Equestrian Centre is an experience to be remembered, with a varied terrain through woodland, open countryside and past interesting features of the Lulworth Estate, such as the enchanting Clare Tower – a Grade II-listed former gateway to Lulworth Castle.

A one-hour hack is £35. Group bookings can be arranged by phoning in advance.

To find out more or book a ride at Lulworth Equestrian Centre, visit the stables’ website or give them a call on the below phone number:

ℹ️ www.lulworthequestriancentre.com 

📞 01929 400396

📍 Lulworth Equestrian Centre is located in Coombe Keynes, which is just outside East Lulworth. For your SatNav: BH20 5QR

How to get there

For your SatNav: BH20 5QQ

The village of East Lulworth is located on the B3070.

Easily accessed from Wareham and Corfe Castle, it’s an interesting little place to stop on your journey to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, or for a day out at Lulworth Castle.

Google Maps showing where East Lulworth is

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