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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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Well thought out attraction, shame it doesnt open on Saturdays but I get why.

Very interesting set up with most of the info in the basement, leaving the upper levels mostly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael C
wonderful Castle

This was something we have often driven by, never been into...so this time we went in. We were not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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+44 1929 400352
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"lovely grounds"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the summer when the sun is shining!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was something we have often driven by, never been into...so this time we went in. We were not disappointed, friendly staff who could answer all our questions...the castle has fantastic views once climbing the stairs and to the top and on to the roof....More

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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 the staff were able to answer your questions and you had a wonderful visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to this beautiful castle. English Heritage helped restore the outside of the Castle after it fell into disrepair after a fire in 1929. It is a magnificent looking castle and the grounds and Church are stunning too. Our younger children took...More

Thank Claire K
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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 you enjoyed your visit to the Castle & Tearooms, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Sadly this was closed to visitors when we went, but it looks so good that I think we must go back sometime when it's open. The grounds were interesting and pleasant to walk around. What was weird was hearing the explosions and machine gun fire...More

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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed January 16, 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 January 22, 2018

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 November 13, 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 November 18, 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 November 10, 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 November 12, 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 October 30, 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 November 6, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 27, 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 October 30, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 25, 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

Thank Peter B
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Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 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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Debbie H
October 8, 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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Response from Lesleyannbarlow4845 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has to pay for car parking.
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