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Lulworth Castle & Park

Wareham, East Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1929 400352
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No free entry with English Heritage

I was told that because Lulworth Castle was just associated with English Heritage I would not have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carolyn K
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A Very Enjoyable Visit

On a dull and windy day we decided to spend an hour or so at Lulworth Castle with our friends. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bazza14
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Berkshire, England
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was told that because Lulworth Castle was just associated with English Heritage I would not have free entry for myself and husband even though we are members of English Heritage. I accepted this at the time but on reading various reviews I see I...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a dull and windy day we decided to spend an hour or so at Lulworth Castle with our friends. We were actually there for three hours and loved it! From the outside it's very impressive but it was inside that amazed us because after...More

Thank Bazza14
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your kind words to the castle team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle from the outside is an incredible sight to behold. We had a little walk around the outside before entering just to take in the views and the area which is of outstanding beauty. We decided to visit as on the website it said...More

Thank M O
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the castle. We are a privately owned estate but the castle is under the guardianship of English Heritage. As an associated attraction personal memberships are accepted here but unfortunately corporate memberships are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lulworth Castle was beautiful from the outside, however having to pay £6 per person to see inside was a bit of an expensive experience as not an awful lot to see. The view from the roof was stunning though!More

Thank yates108
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we hope you managed to view the basement exhibits including the video footage of the fire which destroyed the castle in 1929. Also included in your ticket is the Catholic Chapel of St Mary which was unaffected by the fire...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit to pass a couple of hours. Lots of things and information about its history, and the 138 step climb up the tower yields a spectacular view far and wide. A nice little tea room with cheerful staff is a welcome stop...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the cake and your visit to the castle, hopefully we'll see you again in the summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle only as visited late. The castle is very informative about its history and walking to the tower roof is well worth the effort of 138 steps as the view is amazing. The coffee shop is nice for tea and cake after too!

Thank Sara J
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 the tower views, castle and tearooms.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Lulworth Castle to have a picnic after going to Lulworth Cove and were so glad we did! It was a real antidote to the crowds at the Cove - so beautifully peaceful. The exterior of the Castle is beautiful and looks like something...More

Thank Philmex1
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stunning piece of Architecture is set amongst very well manicured grounds, the castle itself is well kept and packed with art and stunning furniture. Very well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is in extensive grounds which are ideal for a picnic, as long as the weather is good. There is a tea room but it was disappointing to see that the all drinks came out of a machine, rather than the tea being brewed...More

Thank murfeex
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 your visit to the castle. Our castle tearooms offers Twining’s English Breakfast tea as standard served in china teapots with vintage china cups and saucers, we also have a selection of fruit, green and specialised...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Was not looking forward to walking round a castle! But we were all amazed at the lovely castle and church at Lulworth. The grounds were amazing and views from top of the castle were breathtaking. Nice to hear about the history of this lovely place

Thank mandyfbucks
Lulworth_Estate, Public Relations Manager at Lulworth Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Castle & Park and hope to see you again soon.

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Debbie H
7 October 2017|
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Response from GILL E | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I am sure it states on the web site
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andrealatimer81
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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
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Response from Lesleyannbarlow4845 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone has to pay for car parking.
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