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Durlston Country Park

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Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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Great and helpful staff

My son in wheelchair, we called ahead and reserved a “special” all terrain chair, we were able to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wareham, United Kingdom
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Great lunch, great views.

Had the most stunning soup. Carrot, butternut squash and coconut milk with a touch of chilli and a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“the cliff”(88 reviews)
“coastal path”(75 reviews)
Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve is the perfect place to start exploring Dorset’s Jurassic coast. Acres of wildflower meadows, sea cliffs, woodland, superb coastal walking and spectacular views await you. Durlston Castle also offers...more
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Durlston Country Park Lighthouse Road, Swanage BH19 2JL, England
+44 1929 424443
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son in wheelchair, we called ahead and reserved a “special” all terrain chair, we were able to visit all the beautiful ground with spectacular view of the cost! Great day out!

Thank cry70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the most stunning soup. Carrot, butternut squash and coconut milk with a touch of chilli and a mini loaf, stunning! My daughter had a panini, salad and crisps and loved it. We sat outside and the view was stunning!!

Thank Meloader
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Park for a friends wedding which was held outdoors overlooking the coast, it was a beautiful location and the castle where the reception was held was very quirky and well maintained.

Thank KayeGriffin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have a walk around and views are brilliant - not really very good for a pushchair mind you! We stopped for a bite to eat which was nice too.

Thank Andie_Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Swanage for couple of days to attend friends wedding. The venue is superb. Had great time. Photos were fantastic

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely walk along the coastal path from swanage. A great cafe for a snack, nice cakes and coffee beautiful view. Great stop if you are continuing along the coastal path but not the much there for more than a brief stop.

Thank Becki W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a walk with the kids 11 and 7 and my partner from swanage bay all the way up we was shattered after all the lovely views and coastal path walk we arrived at the cafe/restaurant and had a bite to eat and it...More

Thank happylei89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had three hours in Swanage but have visited many times before. We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle so headed up to Durlston. It’s very uphill and takes about 25 minutes. If you’re not up to hills you’d need to drive...More

Thank LULU8190
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots going on - super cafe, interesting reception area and so many events and activities ... along with of course the coast path.

Thank dr8484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The country park has some excellent walks. The coastal path was a bit rugged but OK in boots. The castle was interesting and the belvedere certainly worth a visit. The food from the café was good. There was ample car parking.

Thank John D
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13 June 2018|
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Response from BoscBred | Reviewed this property |
Great choice to visit, lovely place, yes there are picnic areas near to the car park and toilets although I’m sure if you venture out a little further you will find good views, if you follow the path down towards the globe... More
jane r
21 May 2018|
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Response from DurlstonRangers | Property representative |
There are no admission fees for the castle or the rest of the park. There are parking charges, prices of which can be found on our website as they very from season to season. Visit > Facilities.
stuart m
13 May 2018|
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Response from Colin G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are paths that aren’t too near the cliffs edge - A wooded area that’s safe for dogs.