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Lulworth Castle & Park

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

Never been to the Castle and of course did not read the reviews before we went so did not know that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CrichtonDorset
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Dorset
Lovely from the outside

Great open space with games to enjoy. Inside is very sparce due to the big fire they had here but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noel C
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Hereford, 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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“tea room” (19 reviews)
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Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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+44 1929 400352
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Never been to the Castle and of course did not read the reviews before we went so did not know that the inside was destroyed by fire, however we found it fascinating and in the basement it tells the story of the Weld family who...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and your cakes. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great open space with games to enjoy. Inside is very sparce due to the big fire they had here but exhibits are appropriate. View from the tower is stunning and worth it. You will need to pay for parking as well as going inside. Great...More

Thank Noel C
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, the tower view is well worth the climb and we are pleased you enjoyed the view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (3 adults, 2 teenagers and 9 year old) had an enjoyable time exploring the castle and it’s grounds. Although it is burnt there is lots of useful, interesting information about it’s history. There was lots and lots for children of all ages to do...More

Thank Lucy W
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, hopefully you also climbed the tower, visited the woodland playground and the Chapel of St Mary which are also included in your entry ticket. Thank you for your feedback on our staff we will look into this.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s rare that I don’t enjoy visiting a historic building. The disappointment started with a car park ticket machine which whilst apparently never works is not marked out of order but instead has threatening signs of £90 fines. When we eventually found the entrance (no...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback on signage in the park, we will review the signage to ensure the route to the castle is clearer. We do hope you visited the museum in the basement which tells the story of the castle and Weld...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, generally the Castle is open Sunday to Friday from Easter until Christmas. There are a couple of dates in the summer we will be closed for private events and these are listed on our website. Parking is £3 for all...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review are very pleased you found the castle & park so beautiful. We hope you'll return to visit the castle again soon.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 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 5 weeks 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 May 7, 2018 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).

Thank Nick P
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Lulworth_Estate, Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

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 April 29, 2018

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

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Lulworth_Estate, Head of Marketing at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

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 April 8, 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 April 9, 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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Lillian O
June 14, 2018|
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Response from H1nksy | Reviewed this property |
They have dropped the price down now to £3 for the day parking. Entrance fee is £6 an adult £4 4-15yr olds
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Debbie H
October 7, 2017|
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I don't know but I am sure it states on the web site
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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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