Welcome to the Most Beautiful Castle in the South
The Castle is now closed for winter and reopens on Sunday 27th March 2022
The Castle is typically Open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm (4pm in November & December)
Sunday 27th March 2022 until Thursday 22nd December 2022**
Tickets to visit the Castle should be booked in advance for either a morning or afternoon visit. BOOK TICKETS
You are welcome to arrive at anytime within your ticket and stay as long as you wish.
If visitor numbers exceed capacity we will limit ticket sales.
To find out what to expect when you visit click HERE
If you’re a member of English Heritage* or Historic Houses Association there is no need to book your visit in advance but please do check opening times online and bring your membership cards with you
*Corporate memberships to English Heritage are not valid at Lulworth
Lulworth Castle, Chapel and grounds are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on SATURDAYS
**There are some additional CLOSED days this year:
Thursday 2nd June 2022 CASTLE CLOSED
Monday 6th June 2022 CASTLE CLOSED
Wednesday 6th July CASTLE CLOSED
Friday 22nd July to Saturday 6th August Inclusive CASTLE CLOSED PLUS GROUNDS & WALKS
Thursday 18th August CASTLE CLOSED
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.