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Lulworth Castle & Park

Home to the annual Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle also hosts weddings & other events and is open to the public to explore

The romantic 17th Century Lulworth Castle set in the grounds of Lulworth Park and Estate makes for a fascinating family day out.

Originally built as a hunting lodge for gentry and royalty, Lulworth Castle is now open to the public. You can enjoy its extensive parkland and woodland as well explore inside the castle itself, where you can learn about its captivating history.

Within the grounds is 15th Century St Andrews Church and the beautiful Georgian gem, St Mary’s Catholic Chapel.

The Weld family have owned the Lulworth Estate for centuries and have restored much of it to its former glory alongside English Heritage, after a devastating fire in 1929.

The castle’s tea room serves light lunches, cream teas and ice creams and has seating in the courtyard entranceway.

Entrance information

The current opening times for the castle and grounds are as follows:

  • Castle: 10.30am – 5pm, Sunday – Thursday (closed Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Grounds: The parkland areas are open 10.30am – 5pm Sunday to Thursday and 10.30am – 4pm on Fridays

For admission prices and booking book online direct with Lulworth:

Camp Bestival

Lulworth Castle & Park has been home to this popular, family-friendly music festival for many years.

It showcases some big industry names and a wealth of activities for young and old alike.

Camp Bestival 2022 welcomed the likes of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Razorlight.

How to get to Lulworth Castle

📍Postcode for your SatNav: BH20 5QS

Lulworth Castle is located in East Lulworth.

Pay-and-display parking is available in the castle grounds at a cost of £3 for the day.

Note that the ticket machines are cash only.