Lulworth Estate

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Lulworth Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Lulworth Estate
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
During these family-friendly sessions, which are suitable for children 8+, you’ll ‘get up close to the coast’ and traverse, swim and jump around this beautiful part of the Jurassic Coast. Spot fossils, swim through caves and explore millions of years of Earth’s history.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Leon W
Weymouth, UK31 contributions
Avoid Durdle door if you don’t like big crowds
May 2020 • Solo
After yesterday the 30th May there was a major incident declared on the beach at durdle door after 3 people were airlifted by air ambulance and coastguard helicopters. The next day Dorset corset council announced the beach is closed and shut the roads to the car parks, but lulworth estate kept the car parks open so they could continue to make money on parking fees. The police said they were powerless to enforce anything because they are private car parks. No social distancing was possible to access the beach, and the next day Sunday 31st the beach was packed again and police and coastguard were called out again to people jumping off the door.
It’s shocking to see the Estate focusing just on making money over people Heath and safety.
Written May 31, 2020
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gomms13
West Sussex, UK512 contributions
A great day out !
Feb 2020
The Lulworth estate really combines well to make a great day out. Lulworth cove, Durdle door and Lulworth castle are in close proximity to each other and if you visit Lulworth cove or Durdle door first, the parking ticket is valid for all 3 places.( If you visit the castle first you will need to buy two parking tickets.) Durdle door offers nice walks and incredible scenery while Lulworth cove has nice shops and cafes in a nice small haven. If you enjoy cliff walks then then you can walk between the two locations and enjoy the stunning views. The castle is an imposing building from outside and although we didn't go inside, the grounds and church were lovely.
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely report.
Written March 16, 2020
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Rosie B
85 contributions
A bit of a suprise
Nov 2019
Not what you first expect and so interesting. Make sure you climb the tower as the view is amazing. Really easy to reach Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door from here. Make sure you also visit the two churches on the site.
Written November 12, 2019
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I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to write a report.
Written November 18, 2019
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Michelle S
Derby, UK578 contributions
Castle, cove, Durdle Door, tea room
Sep 2019
The castle is amazing with fantastic views from the top of the tower. Most of the castle is bare, showing centuries of modifications. The basement has a lot of interesting information about the family and fire and a tea rooms (we had a cake there and would probably have preferred a different venue).

The cove is lovely with heaps of geology and a wonderful sea scape. Whether you walk or drive to Durdle Door, the trip is worth it to see the raw power of the sea.

It seems that parking at each of the three car parks requires a separate ticket, which feels a bit grasping at £4 for two hours. Also there are a few different Lulworth profiles on TripAdivsor.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thank you for your review, I am glad to hear that you saw so much on your visit. With regard to the car parks, if you buy a car park ticket at the Cove or Durdle Door, this ticket is indeed valid at all three car parks.
Written October 21, 2019
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linh14
Par, UK50 contributions
day visit
Aug 2019
It was a lovely place to walk around, had a sandwich in cafe good price, lovely walk around gardens.
Written August 27, 2019
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We are delighted you enjoyed your day.
Written September 5, 2019
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Linda T
4 contributions
Breathtaking
Aug 2019
Plenty of parking even on a very busy day. Well worth the effort, and not to be missed, walking to this Cove via the longer route taking in the breathtaking views while pausing to get your breath back periodically. Stunning picturesque beach & Cove that just begs you to sit and meander the goings on for a while. Nice little shops and plenty of food outlets.
Written August 24, 2019
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It sounds as if you had an idyllic day out. Thanks you for your report.
Written September 5, 2019
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JezzElland
Bingley, UK5 contributions
A Gem of a surprise!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We hadn't purposefully set off to visit this place, we just happened to be on a leisurely bike ride from Wool. I have to say that we were amazed as we entered Lulworth Cove and discovered such a glorious place. It's a great walk over to Durdle Door but it's not for the faint hearted - it is a very steep incline but well worth the effort.
Written August 3, 2019
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It is indeed a glorious place! Thank you.
Written September 5, 2019
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big-blue-eyes
England, UK2,130 contributions
Absolutely Beautiful
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited expecting it to be very busy as often is the case with iconic beauty spots. We were happy to find that although plenty of people were visiting it wasn't overcrowded. The car parking charges were fair and you could even drive between the cove and Durdle Door car parks both on the same charging period. We liked the option of checking in as it meant we didn't need to be back at the car in a set time. We took as long as we wanted and checked out after we'd done everything we chose to do. We spent some time in the cove before walking over to Durdle Door which is not far but up and over a long steep hill, well paved. The walk took about 1/2 an hour. It was exhausting but really worth it for the views, stunning area.
The information centre was interesting and we learnt about the geology.
Great facilities here.
We ate in one of the independent cafes which was excellent, Jake's.
Written July 21, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write a report. It sounds like you had a great visit.
Written September 5, 2019
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David W
Slinfold, UK481 contributions
Worth a short visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
Vewry busy and tiring but well worth a visit. The museum is excelllent for all ages. We spent a long time in it.
Written July 19, 2019
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 5, 2019
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Lawrence S
Dorking, UK83 contributions
A few hours visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
This coast should be a compulsory stop-over for all tourists. Never mind the cities and olde worldy sites, this is earth's history exposed in the raw in a spectacular glorious setting in any weather.
Written July 12, 2019
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We couldn’t agree more!
Written September 5, 2019
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