Lulworth Castle is located in East Lulworth, BH20 5QS (Google map) – about 6.5 miles south west of Wareham and 3.5 mile north east of Lulworth Cove.
Lulworth Castle is an early 17th-century hunting lodge built in the style of a fortified castle for the purposes of entertaining royalty and the aristocracy. It has been the family seat of the Weld family for 400 years. They still own the castle as well as 12,000 acres of nearby countryside including 5 miles of the Jurassic Coast and popular landmarks such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
The castle was gutted by fire in 1929 and the family moved to a new residence nearby. Restoration work began in 1970 in association with English Heritage and completed in 1998. It opened to the public soon after. The castle frequently holds medieval-themed events.
Lulworth Castle Admission Prices
It’s free to walk around the castle grounds and woodland walks including the picnic areas and children’s playground. However you will have to pay for car parking which is £3 per ticket all day.
There is a separate admission price for entry to the Castle, the Castle Lawns and the Chapel. Castle tickets are available with a morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or afternoon (1.30pm-3pm) arrival time and the castle closes at 5pm. (1.30pm -3pm in November & December with the Castle closing at 4pm).
|Child (4 – 15)||£5|
|English Heritage member||Free|
|Historic Houses member||Free|
Since 2017 the castle grounds have been home to the annual Camp Bestival music festival https://www.campbestival.net The 4-day festival is usually held towards the end of July.
Related pages: Lulworth Cove / West Lulworth Village / Durdle Door / Man O War Bay / Wareham / Weymouth / Corfe Castle