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.
21 April to December: Sundays to Fridays, 10:30am to 17:00pm (last entry 16:00pm).
There is a parking charge.
Follow the brown signs to Lulworth Castle, which is just off the A352 between Wool and Wareham on the B 3070.
Car park on site
- £3 to park
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Children (4-15 years): £4
Under 4’s: Free
- Accessible toilets
- Access statement available
Set in 12,000 acres of Dorset countryside, the 17th-century Lulworth Castle is an exclusive-use venue, available for you to privately hire for your special day.
As you enter the castle gates and make your way along the sweeping drive, you know you have arrived somewhere very special.
Whether you’re planning a religious ceremony, civil marriage or a symbolic blessing, the raw textures of this partially-restored castle offer a truly mesmerising backdrop for your unforgettable day. Take your vows within the architectural splendour of the Castle, hold a Catholic ceremony in the Chapel or walk down the aisle in the historic St. Andrew’s Church.
Exclusively yours for the day the Castle can accommodate up to 130 for a sit down meal increasing to 150 for those extra guests to help you celebrate in style and dance the night away.
Our education team, the Lulworth Rangers, welcome hundreds of student groups every year – from reception through primary and secondary education to university studies.
They are committed to providing high quality, relevant and well-rounded learning experiences. All experts in their own fields, our small team has over 160 years of experience between them and real passion for the benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom.