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Lulworth Castle

3 miles (5 km)

Explore the beautiful grounds of this 17th Century castle on this circular walk in Dorset. You will pass the exquisite 18th century Chapel of St Mary's, the fascinating Lulworth Castle House and the recently restored Lulworth Castle.
The Purbeck Way passes the castle so you have the option of visiting by public transport. You could catch the train to nearby Wool and then follow the Hardy Way and the Purbeck Way to the castle. To extend your walking in the area head to the coast to visit the wonderful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. For a longer walk you could try the Lulworth Cove to Osmington Mills Coastal Walk.

Postcode

BH20 5QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Lulworth Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lulworth Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Weld Arms is located at the foot of the castle gates in East Lulworth. The thatched 17th century pub serves good quality food and includes a lovely garden area for warmer days.

Dog Walking

The parkland on the castle estate is great for dog walking. You are asked to keep them on leads because of the livestock. Only assistance dogs are allowed intoLulworth Castle,the Chapel and Church.
The Weld Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south east you can pick up the Kimmeridge Bay to Chapmans Pool Walk and explore a wonderful marine wildlife reserve with lots of interesting creatures to look out for in the rock pools and ocean.
Just to the north west there's the Winfrith Newburgh Heath and Tadnoll Nature Reserves. The reserves include miles of peaceful heathland trails with lots of wildlife and a splendid viewpoint.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Lulworth Castle in 1999

Lulworth Castle. Built in 1608, destroyed by fire in 1929 and restored in the 1990s, this was not a castle that was ever intended for the purposes of defence.

Entrance To The Lulworth Estate - geograph.org.uk - 2023198

Entrance To The Lulworth Estate

Pond, Lulworth Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2399990

Pond, Lulworth Castle

East Lulworth, church built to look like a house - geograph.org.uk - 474257

East Lulworth: church built to look like a house. The Catholic church of St. Mary, in the grounds of474252, was built by Thomas Weld in 1795. He had received permission from King George III to build the first Catholic church since the Reformation - on condition that it were built to resemble a garden temple.

Lulworth Castle, Wareham Gate Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 505214

Wareham Gate Lodge. This building had lain derelict for 50 years before being re-erected in 1808 in its present position. It does not provide access to the castle itself, just to this wooded part of the grounds.

Lulworth Castle, Triangular Lodges - geograph.org.uk - 505210

Triangular Lodges. The North Lodges, or Triangular Lodges, built in the late 1700s but no longer fit for the purpose of providing access to the castle grounds, since they open out onto a field.

East Lulworth, the fort on the lake - geograph.org.uk - 474275

East Lulworth: the fort on the lake. One of Dorset's variety of follies, this was built by one of the Weld family, who owned nearby Lulworth Castle.

Outbuildings - geograph.org.uk - 474280

Outbuildings. The stables, now the tea-rooms of this popular visitor attraction.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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