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.

Doorway to the courtyard at Lulworth Castle Lulworth Castle signpost in parkland next to weathered tree stump Gravel driveway leading up to Lulworth Castle

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

Stocks outside Lulworth Castle with cloudy sky

The striking Lulworth Castle is set in 1,000 acres of parkland

How to get to Lulworth Castle

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.

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