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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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Lovely day out

I met a friend and we spent 5hrs here (she has a nearly 3yr old and my kids are 12&15). They all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kitten73131
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Interesting

Okay for a wet day, staff friendly and informative but not much for nearly teen boys to get... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nicola P
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Louth, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (22 reviews)
“car park” (27 reviews)
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Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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+44 1929 400352
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I met a friend and we spent 5hrs here (she has a nearly 3yr old and my kids are 12&15). They all loved exploring the castle, including the 185 stairs to the roof, which offered brilliant views. We then visited the church, before visiting the...More

Thank Kitten73131
Reviewed 5 days ago

Okay for a wet day, staff friendly and informative but not much for nearly teen boys to get enthusiastic with

Thank Nicola P
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you found the staff friendly and informative.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite deceptive as the castle looks intact when you drive up to it but inside it is basically a shell. This is because the castle suffered a devastating fire in 1929, leaving the inside bare. English Heritage have carried out an excellent restoration...More

Thank Simon_in_Legh
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your cream tea and Dorset apple cake.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is plenty to see, and a lot of castle to explore as English Heritage has restored the roof and other parts. There is a stairway of 136 steps to the roof with magnificent views, but unfortunately, due to a fire in 1929, there are...More

Thank Will R
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed visiting the castle and the views from the tower.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly Lulworth Castle has been reconstructed after fire damage many years ago but having visited many castles found it to be full of artefacts and information about the castle, estate and surrounding area. The grounds are lovely, we enjoyed the lawn games and the chapel...More

Thank GILL E
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a report; we are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been past several times but it's always been busy, so glad I made the effort to go back. Not sure what I was expecting as I knew fire had ravaged it many years ago, but was really pleasantly surprised. English Heritage and the...More

Thank suzyq171
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a beautiful day and went round the Castle and Chapel and "Mausoleum" which were all well set out and interesting. The Castle is intact outside but limited inside due to a fire in 1929. However the interior still had lots to keep...More

Thank MagicMan52
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit to the castle but very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your cream tea. Our tearooms staff would have been very happy to replace it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle for a sunny day. Wouldn't be great on a rainy day as the castle has been reconstructed after it burnt down so not a lot to see inside. Most of the grounds were closed the day we visited unfortunately but still a nice...More

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

Thank you for your review, we do post notices online of when the grounds or castle are closed, hopefully next time you visit the grounds will be open for you to enjoy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been to the castle but a friend and I thought we would have a look and go for a walk. Not really any marked paths. The castle is okish but nothing really that special. Very didsappointing tea shop no sandwiches just some...More

Thank Clare B
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. Walk Guides are available in the Tearooms and there are markers along the way to show the routes, we will check that these are...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love Lulworth castle a very beautiful place and not over priced. Recently took some friends who were visiting from America and they loved the history in the grave yard and church and the wonder castle with the amazing views. Being able to see poole...More

Thank Lorraine H
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you and your American friends had such an enjoyable visit - do come again soon!

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andrealatimer81
4 August 2016|
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Response from Lesleyannbarlow4845 | Reviewed this property |
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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NAhmed_18
26 May 2016|
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Response from Lesleyannbarlow4845 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has to pay for car parking.
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Lelly22
24 March 2016|
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Response from Fair_and_honest71 | Reviewed this property |
Not in the grounds. Local village has facilities but is a little trek to that. I couldn't understand why they had not got something on site!
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