The Castle closes for the winter on the 21st December 2018 and reopens on Sunday 31st March 2019. The park remains open Sunday to Friday over the winter, 10.30 – 4pm.
The Castle and Park are usually open Sunday to Friday from 10.30 until 4pm (winter times). We are closed on Saturdays and occasionally at other times during the week.
Please call 01929 400352 before travel to check we are open.
Welcome to the Most Beautiful Castle in the South
The Castle closes for the winter on the 21st December 2018 and reopens on Sunday 31st March 2019. The park remains open Sunday to Friday over the winter from 10.30 until 4pm (winter times).
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.
Pay & Display parking gives access to the park and grounds, with a separate admission charge for the Castle (children under 4 free).
The Castle is open daily Sunday – Friday (closed Saturdays and occasionally on other days) between 10.30am and 4pm. Last entry one hour before closing.