The area of Lulworth in Dorset comprises two picture-postcard villages, a 17th Century castle set in acres of grounds, and several of Britain’s most-loved natural landforms, including the stunning horseshoe-shaped Lulworth Cove and the iconic limestone arch of Durdle Door.

Spanning some 12,000 acres on the Isle of Purbeck, the Lulworth Estate is home to various important geological features of the Jurassic Coast, as well as some special hidden gems, an array of footpaths, and a wealth of wildlife.

Signs at Lulworth Cove Boat in the sea by The Boat Shed Cafe in Lulworth Dogs welcome sign on Lulworth pub wall Fishing boats in the cove at Lulworth

There are also several walking trails to explore along the Lulworth Ranges, leased by the Ministry of Defence for training purposes, which encompass part of the South West Coast Path as well as the historic abandoned village of Tyneham.

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Parking information

Note that car park tickets are valid for and interchangeable at the following locations:

  • Lulworth Cove – BH20 5RQ
  • Lulworth Castle – BH20 5QS
  • Durdle Door – BH20 5PU

Money from parking ticket sales goes toward conservation projects, maintaining facilities, and providing educational events.