Places to Go
Lulworth CastlePlaces to Go
posted April 7th 2019
- Disabled access to the Castle via lift to the right of the Castle steps. For disabled parking please drive around to the side of the Castle.
- Toilets (including Baby Change) available in the Courtyard and in the Castle
- The Castle Tearoom serves homemade cakes, cream teas, hot and cold drinks and souvenirs and is open from 10.30am until 5pm (10.30am until 4pm winter) on days the Castle is open
Built in the C17th, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, it was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. Ravaged by fire in 1929, it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership with English Heritage.
Climb the tower for spectacular panoramic views of the Purbeck countryside and towards the Jurassic Coast. Visit the C18th Roman Catholic Chapel and the C15th Church of St Andrew.
With extensive parkland, woodland walks, a children’s playground, the spacious grounds are yours to enjoy, walk the dog (please keep dogs on leads) or enjoy a picnic. The Castle Tearoom is a great spot to enjoy delicious homemade cakes, cream teas and to buy a souvenir of your visit.
** Easter Fun **
This Easter visit us ‘down the rabbit hole’ for some great family fun at Lulworth Castle. Join us every day from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April between 10.30 – 5pm. Tickets include Free Parking. Adults £8, Child £6, under 4’s free. Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £30. Tickets can be bought online https://www.lulworth.com/events/whats-on/easter/ or on the day.
** Camp Bestival **
Calling all superheroes! This year Camp Bestival is going ‘Cape Crusader’ mad so get your catsuits, leotards and masks at the ready for lots of family fun, laughter & lots of dancing! The fun begins on Thursday 25 until Sunday 28 July. Visit www.campbestival.net for more info or to book your ticket.
** Open Air Cinema **
We are welcoming back the ever popular Luna Cinema to the castle lawn this summer and we’re adding an extra date! Watch a blockbuster film under the twinkling stars with your friends & family.
Following on from last year’s Harry Potter success, get your wand’s at the ready for the second instalment in Harry’s adventures with Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets.
We love an uplifting musical and are very excited to be welcoming The Greatest Showman to our big screen!
For the final movie night we are getting ready to rock with Freddie and his band in the award winning Bohemian Rhapsody.
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (2002, PG, 161mins): 13 August
The Greatest Showman (2017, PG, 102mins): 14 August
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, 12A, 134mins): 15 August
Doors open 7:00pm | Films start 8:30pm
For more info or to book your ticket visit www.thelunacinema.com
** Spooky Fun **
Join us for spooktacular half term fun from Sunday 27 – Wednesday 30 October, with lots of themed activities to enjoy! Meet Merlin the magician, play in the leaf pile, hunt the bats or make a spooky mask! There will be plenty to do for all the family to enjoy! Tickets will be available in advance or you can buy on the day!
Children are aged 4 – 15 years old.
Children under 4 go FREE.
Children (4-15 years) £4
Under 4’s Free
Entry is free of charge to English Heritage** & Historic House Association Members.
Corporate Memberships to English Heritage are not valid at this attraction including Cadw.
English Heritage & Historic House memberships are not valid at special events such as ‘Easter at Lulworth’ or ‘Spooky Fun’.
The Castle is open daily Sunday – Friday (closed Saturdays and occasionally on other days – check website for details) between 10.30am – 4pm (winter) and 10.30am to 5pm (summer). Last entry one hour before closing.
Arriving by public transport:
– By Train
The nearest train stations are Wool and Wareham.
These are on the South West Train Line route, on the main service which runs between London Waterloo and Weymouth.
– By Taxi
Garrison Taxis (Telephone number 01929 463395 and free phone 0800 666666) offer eight and seven seaters plus wheelchair access vehicles. Please advise them of your requirements when booking.
There is a regular bus service to and from Dorchester (Door to Dorset 103 service) usually operating a low floor accessible vehicle. This route connects with the local train station at Wool, the main Weymouth – Waterloo line.
From Wool Railway station the X53 service is available, this service runs daily including public holidays and is a coastal route stopping at many villages and towns including Poole, Wareham, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Charmouth, Seaton, Beer and Exeter.
Services vary throughout the year, for further information please call the Bus Transport Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950.
Arriving by car:
Set your SATNAV to BH20 5QS.
Pay & Display parking (£3 per vehicle all day) gives access to the park and grounds, with a separate admission charge for the Castle (children under 4 free).
Details are correct at time of publishing.
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