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.

*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*

For admission prices and booking:

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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