Welcome to the Most Beautiful Castle in the South
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 or enjoy a picnic. (Please keep dogs on leads, dogs not permitted inside the Castle). The Castle Tearoom is open for light refreshments and souvenirs.
The Castle is Open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm (4pm in November & December)
Lulworth Castle, Chapel and grounds are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on SATURDAYS
Tickets to visit the Castle can be booked in advance for either a morning or afternoon visit or purchased on the day if visitor capacity has not been exceeded.
To find out what to expect when you visit click HERE
If you are 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
** Please Be Aware The Castle Is CLOSED On Some Additional Days This Year:
Thursday 2nd June 2022 CASTLE CLOSED
Monday 6th June 2022 CASTLE CLOSED
Wednesday 6th July 2022 CASTLE CLOSED
Friday 22nd July to Saturday 6th August Inclusive CASTLE CLOSED PLUS GROUNDS & WALKS
Thursday 18th August CASTLE CLOSED
Lulworth Castle Tower View