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Durlston Country Park

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Address: Durlston Country Park Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 424443
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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We have a caravan in Swanage and walk here every time we use it. The food is very good but some may say a bit expensive. Great views from the terrace and scenic walks all around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
b1kerdel
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a caravan in Swanage and walk here every time we use it. The food is very good but some may say a bit expensive. Great views from the terrace and scenic walks all around.

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its lovely to walk a long this park with its lovely views and odd items, such as a stone globe ... nice few hours!!

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Thank Roger G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a walk from swanage across the coastal path such a lovely walk with wonderful views across the coast line, then continued to anvil point light house and home through the nature reserve. Lovely walk, quiet this time of year and a little muddy so good shoes required but the sun came out and enjoyed our time here.

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Neath
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. Long walk to lightbouse. Great views from castle and a nice cup of coffee from the café. Sat in the warm cinema for a rest and watched informative film.

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location in a castle, updated with lifts and display rooms alone made this a good visit. Adding the video displays on screens in various rooms together with many hands on apparatus made it well worth while. Also excellent views and surrounding countryside well worth exploring

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Basingstoke UK
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep drive up from the town but well worth while. Car Park at the top £2 all day (£3 at w/e). Castle refurbished and worth a bit of time strolling around inside and out. Decent food and beer (must try catch of the day) at the café. This can be the starting point for a long coastal walk or just... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking up in Swanage I love this pit stop when walking part of the coastline. Great coffee, lovely views, makes a nice break.

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Thank Restless59
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located above Swanage its an excellent place to go for a days walking. Either through the countryside on the public footpaths before you reach the castle or along the clifftop path once you get to the castle. Fabulous views from the grounds of the castle. It was a lovely clear day when I was there and you could se all... More 

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Thank RichardWhitelegge61
Towcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here during a long strenuous walk along the coast. The lunch time menu was lovely with a good selection of food on offer.

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Belleville, Michigan
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely park represents in a timeline the "life" of our planet. The information is presented in monuments and inscriptions in rocks and placards. A great place for healthy young folks to hike and walk along the Jurassic shore. The receptions area is very nice, helpful and the cafe is superb. We seniors had to let the younger ones go... More 

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