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Lulworth Cove

Tickets & Car Parking

The Lulworth Estate looks after and maintains Lulworth Cove and there is no entry charge for visiting the landmarks here. Parking charges do apply all year round. Funds raised from this helps to keep the area tidy, clean and safe for our visitors.

Car Park Pricing

0-2 hours – £3 (£4 in summer)

2-4 – £5

4-6 – £7.50

6+ – £9

No discount applies for blue badge holders

Coaches – £22

Educational Coach – £15

Motorbike Parking – FREE

Facilities

The Visitor Centre is open daily (except for Christmas Day) from 10am to 5pm. The toilets are opened at the same time. Additional toilets (managed by Purbeck District Council) are available on the left hand side as you walk down to the Cove.

Opening Times 

Lulworth Cove is open all year round. Overnight parking is permitted in the car park, but no camping is allowed. Visitor Centre is open 10am to 5pm.

Durdle Door

Opening Times

Durdle Door is open to the public all year round.

During the summer months (April – September) the car park opens at 8am and is locked at midnight.

During the winter months (October – March) the car park is open from 8am and is locked at 4pm.

No overnight camping is allowed in the car park, or on the beach at Durdle Door. Camping facilities are available at Durdle Door Holiday Park.

Car Park Pricing

0-2 hours – £3 (£4 in Summer)

2-4 – £5

4-6 – £7.50

6+ – £9

No discount applies for blue badge holders

Motorbike Parking – FREE

No coach parking permitted at Durdle Door. Drop-off only.

Facilities

Refreshments and  souvenirs can be be bought in Durdle Door Corner, next to the Car Park. Toilet facilities are available at the entrance to the Car Park.

Lulworth Castle & Park

Tickets & Parking Charges 

Pay & Display parking (£3 per vehicle all day) allows access to the Park & woodland walks, children’s playground and picnic areas.

There is a separate admission price for entry to Lulworth Castle, the Castle lawns and the Chapel:

  • Adults £6
  • 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
* English Heritage & Historic House memberships are not valid at special events such as ‘Easter at Lulworth’ or ‘Spooky Fun’

Facilities

  • 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 4pm on days the Castle is open.
  • Playground

Opening Times & Dates

The Castle & Park is typically open Sunday to Friday (Closed Saturdays) from Easter to December. It opens at 10.30am until 5pm, with last entry one hour before closing.

Lulworth Castle, Park, Chapel and grounds are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on SATURDAYS.

There are additional occasions throughout the year when we close the Castle for events or alter the admission charges including the following days:
Sunday 28th May Castle Closed *
Friday 2nd June Castle Closed *
Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th June Woodland walks & playground closed due to a clay pigeon shooting event
Wednesday 14th June Castle Closed*
Sunday 25th June Castle Closed *
Friday 30th June Castle Closed *
Friday 7th July Castle Closed *
Friday 14th July Castle Closed *
Sunday 17th – Friday 21st July Woodland Walks & Playground Closed
Sunday 23rd July – Wednesday 2nd August Castle & Park Closed (Camp Bestival)
Wednesday 9th August & Thursday 10th August Woodland Walks & Playground Closed
Friday 11th August Castle Closed *
Sunday 13th August Castle Closed *
Friday 18th August Castle Closed *
Friday 25th August Castle Closed *
Monday 28th August – Thursday 31st August Woodland Walks & Playground Closed
Friday 1st September Castle & Park Closed
Sunday 3rd September – Wednesday 13th September Castle & Park Closed (Bestival)
Friday 6th October Castle Closed *
Tuesday 24th October Castle Closed *
Wednesday 25th October – Saturday 28th October Lulworth Halloween Event (Event admission charges apply, English Heritage, HHA or Comp tickets not valid)
Sunday 29th October Castle Closed *

The Castle will close for the winter on Sunday 24th December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018

*On this occasion the Park will remain open for you to enjoy the woodland walks and children’s playground, car parking fees apply.

We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome into the Park, but must remain on leads due to the livestock. Only assistance dogs are allowed into Lulworth Castle, the Chapel and Church.