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Travelling To Lulworth & Durdle Door

By Road

From Bournemouth/Poole, take the A35 towards Dorchester, taking the left at the Bakers Arms roundabout towards Wareham. Take the A352 from Wareham to Dorchester, from this road you can follow the brown signs for Lulworth Cove/Castle.

Travelling from Dorchester, take the A352 sign posted for Wareham and Wool. At Winfrith Newburgh turn right, following the brown signs for Lulworth Cove.

From a northerly direction, from Bere Regis. On the A35 roundabout follow the white sign for Wool. At the next roundabout, 2nd exit, still following signs for Wool. Go through the village and proceed for five miles. 2nd exit at the next roundabout. Go over the level crossing and left directly after. Follow the brown signs.

For visitors using satellite navigation, postcodes are the following;

  • BH20 5RQ – Lulworth Cove
  • BH20 5PU-Durdle Door
  • BH20 5QS – Lulworth Castle

There is ample Pay & Display parking on sites. Tickets purchased at Lulworth Cove can also be used at Durdle Door – and vice versa.

On Foot

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are both on the South West Coast Path, in-between Swanage and Weymouth. There are a network of footpaths that lead onto the Estate from the north.

By Bicycle

The area around Lulworth is known for its rolling countryside which, for the cyclist, means some sharp inclines, rewarded by some effortless declines. No direct cycle routes lead to Lulworth, however, follow the B3070/B3071 into West Lulworth and on to the Cove. There is bicycle parking above Durdle Door, and plans are in place to include a provision at Lulworth Cove for 2020.

By Train

The nearest train stations are Wool and Wareham. These are on the South Western Railway, on the main service which runs between London Waterloo and Weymouth. For further information, click here.

By Taxi

Cove Cabs – 07949 522533 / 01929 400864
Jurassic Cabs – 01929 558119
Garrison Taxis – 01929 463395/ free phone 0800 666666 – Garrison Taxis offer eight and seven seater taxis plus wheelchair access vehicles. Please advise them of your requirements when booking.

By Local Bus

Three local bus services call at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, as follows:

  • First service X54, daily from Easter to September (Monday-Friday only during winter months). The bus runs four times a day each way between Weymouth and Poole via Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
  • First service X55, daily except schooldays from Easter to September. Each day, there’s one morning journey out from Weymouth to Bovington via Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, then back again late afternoon. In between times the bus shuttles between Bovington and Lulworth Cove (not Durdle Door).
  • Purbeck Breezer 30, daily from May to September. The bus runs six times a day each way between Weymouth and Swanage via Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

All three local bus services call at Wool Station, the closest bus/rail interchange point for onward travel to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Services vary throughout the year, please ask at the Heritage Centre information desk for further details (01929) 400587, use the Traveline journey planner or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.