Dorset. Land of Dinosaurs, Fossils and Castles...
Durdle Door Holiday Park is part of the Lulworth Estate – 12,000 acres of stunning Dorset countryside and coast. There’s history, action sports, coasteering, safe beaches, scenic walks, picture-postcard villages and charming places to eat all on your doorstep. If you’d like to venture a little further…
“…The reason for staying: Durdle Door. It was totally amazing. More than delivered the ‘wow’ factor. Gin clear water and a view that’s literally breath-taking” – Trip Advisor 2019
Created when the sea pierced through the Portland limestone around 10,000 years ago, Durdle Door is likely the most famous stone arch anywhere in the world. From holidaying at Durdle Door Holiday Park itself to photography, nature walks to coasteering, or to just enjoy the stunning views. With Durdle Door just a 10 minute walk from the Park, there’s plenty to see and do here.
Lulworth Castle & park
Built in the C17th, this magnificent building is steeped in history. With extensive parkland, woodland walks, and a children’s playground, the spacious grounds are yours to enjoy. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Park. Open Sunday - Friday - please call to check before travelling, or ask a member of our dedicated team.
Lulworth Cove makes for a superb day out for all ages. On offer is tremendous walking, a fabulous visitor centre and shop, seasonal events and organised outdoor activities. Enjoy home made fudge from The Dolls's House, ice-cream on the beach or a freshly prepared meal from The Boat Shed.
East and West Lulworth
The historic village of East Lulworth features chocolate box thatched cottages, nestled in rolling agricultural land just outside Lulworth Castle Park. While visiting Lulworth Castle, stop off for lunch at The Weld Arms, and shop for unique gifts at the former school, Past & Presents Gift Shop & Café. West Lulworth is home to Lulworth Cove and the Visitor Centre, as well as several independent pubs, restaurants and gift shops.
Studland, Swanage and Corfe Castle
The Southwest Coast Path finds its starting point at Old Harry Rocks in Studland. Mile upon mile of pristine, golden sandy beaches and Blue Flag seas are just half an hour’s drive from Durdle Door. Corfe Castle is a picturesque village with many highly rated eateries and pubs, but let’s not forget its namesake castle high up on the hill. Further along the peninsula is Swanage, a Victorian seaside town with amusements, piers and seafront entertainment in the summer.
Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth
The market town of Wareham offers quayside restaurants, original Anglo-Saxon walls, bakeries and coffee shops as well as the area’s first zero-waste store. Travel on by bus or train to Poole for high-street shops and entertainment, as well as the world’s second-largest natural harbour.
Dorchester and Weymouth
The convenient town of Dorchester is full of history. Maumbury Rings, an earthen Roman amphitheatre, offers modern entertainment, and don’t miss the Dinosaur Museum and Tutankhamun Exhibition. In the centre of town is a brand new shopping centre and well-known restaurants. Weymouth is a sprawling seaside town with fun-packed days out at the beach at the forefront of its agenda.