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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 – £4

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 – £4

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 £5
  • Children (4-15 years) £3
  • 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’

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 4.30pm.

Playground

Opening Times & Dates

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

During the year there will be occasions when the Castle is closed for private functions & events, in the coming months the Castle will be closed on:

Thursday 11th August 2016*
Friday 12th August 2016*
Thursday 25th August 2016*
Friday 26th August 2016*
Sunday 28th August 2016*
Thursday 1st September 2016*
Friday 2nd September 2016*
Thursday 22nd September 2016*
Friday 30th September 2016*

*On these occasions the park will remain open for you to enjoy the woodland walks and children’s playground, car parking fees apply.

Past and Presents Tea Rooms and the Weld Arms Pub-Kitchen-Hotel are located nearby in the village and are open all year round.

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.