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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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Lulworth Castle & Grounds

Never actually been inside Lulworth Castle as each time I have visited it’s been closed but the... read more

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H1nksy
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Essex, United Kingdom
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What a stunning place

We went to a wedding here - just an amazing place which looks beautiful both from the inside and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gordonmpearce
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“car park” (28 reviews)
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Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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+44 1929 400352
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"english heritage"
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"lawn games"
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"car park"
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"tea room"
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"children's activity"
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"hunting lodge"
in 10 reviews
"weld arms"
in 7 reviews
"information boards"
in 12 reviews
"st andrews"
in 4 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 8 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 8 reviews
"free entry"
in 11 reviews
"extensive grounds"
in 6 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"woodland walk"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Never actually been inside Lulworth Castle as each time I have visited it’s been closed but the Castle & Grounds are lovely, absolutely great if you are into photography so I would highly recommend this place to stop of at. As I say I can’t...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to a wedding here - just an amazing place which looks beautiful both from the inside and outside- the grounds are also fantastic!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place. Grounds and castle are so well kept. Very reasonable entry fee, £6 and didn't mind paying £3 for parking, although none of the meters were working. All the staff we encountered were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I think it was Michael...More

Thank Sandra B
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Lulworth_Estate, Marketing Executive at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments, we’ll pass on your thanks to the team! We’re delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Lucy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good day out for all the family. Easy access for disabled and pushchairs. Plenty of outside seating. Must visit the tea room for traditional cream tea or a large slice of homemade cake (gluten free).

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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit and refreshments and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Lulworth many times each year for 48 years - every year I visit the castle for their open air cinema evenings, and each time I've been down this way in recent years I've promised myself a visit to the castle to actually...More

Thank SarahCB99
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Lulworth_Estate, Head of Marketing at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely that you have taken the time to describe it in such detail. We hope that you will come back again on a sunnier day – or perhaps for the open air cinema (this year it’s...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very interesting set up with most of the info in the basement, leaving the upper levels mostly clear, helps to appreciate the starkness of what the fire of 1929 left behind. The stairs to the roof are worth tackling even on a dull and misty...More

Thank Michael C
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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the summer when the sun is shining!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was something we have often driven by, never been into...so this time we went in. We were not disappointed, friendly staff who could answer all our questions...the castle has fantastic views once climbing the stairs and to the top and on to the roof....More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased the staff were able to answer your questions and you had a wonderful visit.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to this beautiful castle. English Heritage helped restore the outside of the Castle after it fell into disrepair after a fire in 1929. It is a magnificent looking castle and the grounds and Church are stunning too. Our younger children took...More

Thank Claire K
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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your review we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Castle & Tearooms, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Sadly this was closed to visitors when we went, but it looks so good that I think we must go back sometime when it's open. The grounds were interesting and pleasant to walk around. What was weird was hearing the explosions and machine gun fire...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

What a stunning castle from the outside. Inside it is well presented and I can see why they have weddings there. The chapel near the castle was so peaceful. The coffee shop was staffed by very friendly, funny and helpful staff. Our tea and cake...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your review we are pleased you had a lovely visit and found our staff helpful we hope to see you again soon.

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I don't know but I am sure it states on the web site
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You pay to park in the grounds and this covers you walking around the park amd grounds. If you want to visit inside the castle and two other attractions in the grounds there is amcharge of £5 for adults. If you are a member... More
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Everyone has to pay for car parking.
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