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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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Beautiful location

Attended a wedding and you could not wish for a better fairy tale location highly recommended... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue M
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Berks
Bestival 2018

This is such a beautiful location and has to be one of my favourite country houses/castle. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenna H
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Lulworth Castle stands majestically in extensive parkland at the heart of the Lulworth Estate, close to Lulworth Cove. Built in 1608 as a hunting lodge to entertain royalty,it was purchased together with an estate of 20 square miles, by Humphrey Weld in 1641. Today the Estate still remains in the ownership of the Weld Family. All but destroyed by fire in 1929 the Castle exterior has been restored by English Heritage while the interior has been consolidated providing a magnificent open plan space. Within its displays and exhibits, cellars and memorabilia discover the fascinating story of its past.Climb the tower for spectacular panoramic views of the Purbeck countryside and towards the Jurassic Coast - an experience not to be missed. St Mary's Chapel, in the Castle grounds, is historically significant being the first stand-alone Roman Catholic place of worship to be built after the Reformation. Inside soak up the atmosphere and tranquility of this special place. Please note that jousting no longer takes place at Lulworth Castle.
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“tea room” (19 reviews)
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Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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+44 1929 400352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended a wedding and you could not wish for a better fairy tale location highly recommended. Beautiful grounds and views of countryside from top of tower.

Thank Sue M
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review we are pleased you loved the castle and grounds and enjoyed the wedding day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful location and has to be one of my favourite country houses/castle. It is absolutely gorgeous and after coming for 2 years to Bestival I really want to visit this place but take my family. It has a really good feeling...More

Thank Jenna H
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed the festival and the castle is now open again so we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely castle, although it is a ruin inside the views from the top of the tower are woth the, very small £6, entry fee alone.

Thank Maz A
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the stunning tower views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here in the afternoon for a few hours. After reading all about it online I was looking forward to a chilled afternoon and a walk. We arrived and they were setting up for Camp Bestoival. No major disruption and parking was freew which...More

Thank dee m
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased the festival set up didn't spoil your visit and hope you return soon to enjoy a picnic in the grounds and visit the castle. The castle itself is partially accessible for scooters and wheelchairs with access into...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not an English heritage property English Heritage funded work to make the castle safe so members may visit the castle free of charge, only paying for the parking. The interior of the castle was destroyed by fire bit there are items to see and...More

Thank MBKOKent
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning castle and grounds, all beautifully kept. Disappointed with the tearoom - very limited menu (basically just cake, sausage roll or quiche) and the cherry Madeira cake was incredibly dry. Nice coffees but not great for food.More

Thank Lizally47
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on our tearooms, we have trialled sandwiches and other refreshment offerings in the past but have found that cake and light snacks are the most commonly requested. Without an on site kitchen it is difficult to offer a more extensive...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

An amazing day spent with the Royal Wessex Yeomanry on Sunday 8th July. Very hot day, stunning views.

Thank fiona327
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a fantastic day and we are pleased you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were on holiday in Weymouth & had a day out in Lulworth, where we came across Lulworth Castle & Park. We put the Car in the Pay & Display Car Park & began our walk to The Castle. With the Castle having a Fire...More

Thank Roger97544
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed the tower views and tea rooms.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

After a number of visits to this part of Dorset we finally got see Lulworth Castle in early June 2018. The weather was fine and we had a warm welcome when we entered the Castle. Although it is really just a shell the Castle has...More

Thank davquayle
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

What a setting. Breath -taking views and on the day we went very tranquil. Warm welcome by Phillip the visitor guide. Wonderful scenery seen at top of the tower and lots of historical interest around the castle. Thoroughly enjoyed the cream tea in café and...More

Thank MrTeeland
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your review it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the castle. We hope to see you again soon.

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Georgina W
25 July 2018|
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Response from Maz A | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend public transport - roads busy at best of times, never mind with festival traffic. One less thing to worry about too.
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Lillian O
15 June 2018|
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Response from H1nksy | Reviewed this property |
They have dropped the price down now to £3 for the day parking. Entrance fee is £6 an adult £4 4-15yr olds
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Debbie H
8 October 2017|
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Response from GILL E | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I am sure it states on the web site
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