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Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Lulworth Cove, Dorset
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Found on the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth is a popular area for people who love walking and enjoying the scenery. It encompasses the villages of East and West Lulworth and the picturesque Lulworth Cove.
As beautiful as the landscape itself, our Lulworth cottages provide the perfect base from which to explore the coast and countryside. Charming rural houses and pretty properties in walking distance from the sea can become your home-from-home while you enjoy your Dorset holiday.
Lulworth Estate covers an area of 20 square miles which includes five miles of the Jurassic Coast. With a history stretching back beyond the 11th century, it has been the property of the Weld family since 1641. In the past it was primarily an agricultural area, but has moved with the times and opened its doors for tourists to enjoy.
With its network of rights of way and permissive footpaths there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about, taking in the fresh air and views of this beautiful area. Several circular walks incorporate landmarks such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Castle and Bindon Hill Fort.
If you’d like a change from your two feet, swap them for two wheels! There’s a fantastic network of routes across the estate and stretching further across the Purbeck area. The rolling hills can make it a challenging ride but the breathtaking views are well worth the effort.
A bonus of the Lulworth Estate being on the coast is that it’s not only land based activities available, but water based ones too! Swimming is a popular choice, but it’s also great for kayaking and snorkelling. Lulworth Cove and Man O’War bay are particularly good bets for spotting all kinds of marine life among the rocks.
Any Lulworth itinerary should definitely feature a visit to the estate’s very own castle. The majestic building was constructed in the 17th century as a hunting lodge and today visitors can enjoy walking through the rooms, climbing the tower, exploring the gardens and taking strolls through the scenic woodland.
Sightseeing isn’t the only thing you can do on the Jurassic Coast. Delve into the history of the Earth itself by hunting for fossils which have been sandwiched for years between layers of sedimentary rock. There’s a fossil forest which can only be reached on foot from the west side of the cove. Here you’ll find the petrified remains of what was once a forest of cypress trees which are doughnut-like in form.
The coast, too, provides some wonderfully scenic walking opportunities. Take to the South West Coast path and explore glorious sections such as the stretch from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. The crystal clear waters around the iconic rock formation look like they could have come straight out of a glossy brochure! If you’re up for a little more exertion, the hilly White Nothe and Durdle Door circular route is a popular one, rewarding your efforts with fantastic views.
If you’d like to combine fossil hunting and walking, there are several heritage centres and museums along the coast which offer fossil walks to help you learn more.
Rather than just admire the sea from the land, why not get out on it yourself! Lulworth Rib Rides offer the chance to get a unique view of the coast from one of their boats from Easter onwards.
Five miles away from Lulworth Cove is Mill House Cider Museum. Not only will you find exhibitions detailing the fascinating history of the traditional drink but you can taste some yourself in their shop!
Another museum worth a visit is the Bovington Tank Museum. Bringing history to life with one of the best collections of armoured vehicles in the world, the museum also offers action-packed live displays.
If you’re taking a family holiday in Lulworth, Monkey World should definitely be on your list of things to do. The rescue centre is home to a range of primates, from chimpanzees to little capuchin monkeys and there are children’s play areas too.
The area known as Lulworth encompasses the villages of East and West Lulworth and a stunning stretch of Dorset coastline, the most notable feature of which is the natural rock formation of Durdle Door.
The beautiful Lulworth Estate covers 20 square miles, including a five-mile stretch of the coastline and the impressive Lulworth Castle and park.
Spend enjoyable hours walking through the picturesque countryside or taking in the awe-inspiring views from the coast. Visit the fossil forest and hunt for your own historic treasures on the beaches of the Jurassic Coast or simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our Lulworth holiday cottages.
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