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Lulworth Castle

A country house once ravaged by fire and now a grand space in a parkland setting.

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QS

Lulworth Castle in Dorset

Experience this house

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Facilities for children
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available

Read their full accessibility statement here.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Built in the 17th century, this magnificent building is steeped in history.

Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, it was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. Ravaged by fire in 1929, it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership with English Heritage.

Climb the tower for spectacular panoramic views of the Purbeck countryside and towards the Jurassic Coast. Visit the 18th-century Roman Catholic Chapel and the 15th-century Church of St Andrew.

With extensive parkland, woodland walks, a children’s playground, the spacious grounds are yours to enjoy, walk the dog (please keep dogs on leads) or enjoy a picnic. The recently opened Castle Tearoom is a great spot to enjoy delicious homemade cakes, cream teas and to buy a souvenir of your visit.

Opening Times

2022

27 March – 15 December, Sundays to Thursdays, 10.30am – 5pm (4pm during winter months).

Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets to visit the Castle should be booked in advance for either a morning or afternoon visit. You are welcome to arrive at anytime within your ticket and stay as long as you wish. If visitor numbers exceed capacity the property will limit ticket sales.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. Members must show cards on arrival to gain free entry.

Adults: £7

Children (4-15 years): £5

Under 4’s: Free

Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available

Read their full accessibility statement here.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Lulworth Castle in Dorset

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