These caves are what is left over after the area was used to quarry Purbeck stone in the 1800s.

Once open to the public, they are now closed due to safety reasons but you can see the Tilly Whim Caves and learn about their history at Durlston Country Park where they are situated.

Durlston cliff with tilly whim caves Information point showing history of Tilly Whim Caves name Coast path at Durlston Country Park in Swanage

The caves have become important sanctuaries for colonies of seabirds and bats.

You can visit Durlston Country Park to watch the resident guillemot colony, or check in with their live webcams to see how they and other resident and migratory wildlife are doing.