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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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Brief visit but will return

We were returning from a short break in Dorset and dropped into the Country Park on a cold and windy day just out of interest. After an initial wander around the castle we found a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Southampton
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We were returning from a short break in Dorset and dropped into the Country Park on a cold and windy day just out of interest. After an initial wander around the castle we found a visual presentation in one room - over 4 large TV screens - which described and showed the changing seasons around Durlston Head and surrounding area.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I walked here from Swanage, it's uphill most of the way but an easy and beautiful walk with great views. Can be reached even more easily by car. It has great wheelchair access and even has information in braille. The cafe was good and the staff really friendly. Children would love it.

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Reading, UK
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place for walking, seeing the coast line and see, and exploring the countryside around. The Castle is free to visit, all you have to pay for is the car park

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epsom
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210 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful February day so took ourselves off here for a walk. Views are beautiful , totally unobstructed. Coastal walls pleasant but not on smooth paths so not too pleasant for wheelchairs I wouldn't think. Was too late to go around house/castle but stopped in cafe. Went in shop but not allowed to buy anything as man cashing up. Would suggest... More 

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Thank Preston88
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really enjoyable visit with excellant views as my wife and i are amature photographers we took full advantage The only down side was peoples dogs not on leads therfore not under control

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A victorian mock castle, a variety of interesting follies, beautiful views. Just a wonderful place to wander along the cliffs or just to have a cup or tea and stare are the sea.

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Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked here along the coastal path from Swanage. The weather was kind and it was not busy so plenty of time to read the stone inscriptions, enjoy the views and the bird life.

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Thank Penny Q
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Amazing views, diverse wildlife. Cafe with the best triple fried chips. Staff are friendly helpful and knowledgable

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Thank michelle s
Swanage, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views and a nice cafe in the castle, you need to give yourself time as it is always busy. Nice walks and always the chance of seeing dolphins.

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Thank ResRob
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely country park with spectacular views and we really enjoyed the lunch at Durlston Castle cafe.

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