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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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Well worth a visit

What a stunning castle from the outside. Inside it is well presented and I can see why they have... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
magpiegirl036
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Sydney, Australia
Short visit to the gardens & park

Lulworth castle is actually a 17th Century mock castle, which has now been turned into a museum... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Tim121home
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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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Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Lulworth castle is actually a 17th Century mock castle, which has now been turned into a museum. Quick visit on our way home from Weymouth and had a very pleasant stroll through the grounds and into St Andrews church, which sits within the grounds. Will...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed a short visit to the park and hope you manage to visit the castle soon.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours touring the castle, grounds, church and chapel. Terrific views from the castle tower, and well curated exhibits in the castle, including about the Weld family who owned it for hundreds of years. The church and chapel were quaint and peaceful...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We came here about five or six years ago, and it appears that more areas have been opened in that time. A former castle that sadly suffered a devastating fire in 1929. Still in private ownership, but the ruins re-opened thanks to help from English...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Weymouth and as a family we like visiting Castles and stately homes. So we decided to pay a visit. Our daughters 6 & 4 enjoy learning about different places. It was a rainy kind of day in October half term, we...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had an enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The normal adult entry fee is £6.00. The Estate website states: “Entry is free of charge to English Heritage & Historic House Association Members” English Heritage Handbook 2017/18, lists Lulworth Castle as an Associated Attraction on page 292 and states: “Free Entry To The Castle”...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your review we are sorry to hear you had difficulty using your English Heritage membership. Full personal memberships to English Heritage are valid at Lulworth but unfortunately corporate memberships and CADW memberships are not valid at privately owned associated attractions such as...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

an empty shell of a burned out castle but still worth a visit , £6 admission fee to the castle and chapel. 130+ steps to the roof for a lovely view , walk to the chapel and around the grounds , sadly on the day...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the tower views and hopefully you visited the basement exhibits as well which tell the story of the Weld family and the fire of 1929.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

It was disappointing because the castle looks lovely on the outside but inside there was nothing there and all the castle is is a burnt out building. I expected it to be furnished. Corfe castle is different because I was expecting a ruin. Was not...More

Thank Melissa W
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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

We are sorry to hear you found the castle disappointing, the raw nature of the building is not to everyone's taste and sadly much of the furnishings were lost in the devastating fire of 1929. We hope you managed to visit the basement exhibitions which...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This castle is both stunning and interesting for those interested in its history and background. For disabled access, I was very impressed. Due to the fact that the property was only able to be restored following the fire that destroyed it to the point of...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and found the disabled access suitable, we have noted your comments on the gravel and will review the access routes.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting story of the once magnificent castle destroyed by fire. The layout of the exhibition is well done and easy to follow. On a foggy October day we were the only visitors - wonderful! But it did mean there was no point in...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope the weather is better for you next time as the views from the tower are well worth the climb.

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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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