Welcome to the Most Beautiful Castle in the South
Lulworth Castle is open, you now need to book your timed tickets in advance.
We have introduced a limit on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your tickets or booking confirmation. If you’re a member of English Heritage or Historic Houses Association, your ticket will be free but you still need to book in advance and show your membership cards and tickets when you arrive. There will be other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. To find out what to expect when you visit click HERE
The Castle is open Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays & Saturdays) until Thursday 17th December 2020 when it will close for the winter.
Opening times are 10.30am until 5pm (10.30 – 4pm winter times), with last entry one hour before closing.
The park & grounds remain open Sunday – Friday 10.30am -4pm.
The Castle will reopen early for the 2021 season at half term, on Sunday 14th February.
Lulworth Castle, Chapel and grounds are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on SATURDAYS for weddings.
Built in the C17th, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, it was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. Ravaged by fire in 1929, it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership with English Heritage. With extensive parkland, woodland walks, a children’s playground, the spacious grounds are yours to enjoy, walk the dog (please keep dogs on leads) or enjoy a picnic. The Castle Tearoom is open for take away refreshments and souvenirs.