Lulworth Castle

What better way to spend a sunny Winter’s afternoon than at a castle. Those of you who have been to Camp Bestival will recognise this beauty as Lulworth Castle – the venue for the fabulous family festival. It looks a bit different the rest of the year – still just as stunning, but a little more peaceful!

I love the light of a bright winter afternoon, it may be chilly but the sky has a warm glow to it, and watching the sun setting behind the castle is a sight to behold.

lulworth castle

lulworth castle sea


castle sunset

sunset trees



These photos all look very serene don’t they? But let’s not forget I was out and about with my three daft boys..




We came across peacocks, who were clearly expecting us to have pockets full of bread or something. Do peacocks eat bread like a common or garden duck? Or do they require brioche or something more befitting their status? We had neither, but took delight in admiring their jewel like colours, right up until they got too close and caused my eleven year old to fall backwards over a table in his haste to run away from them – no harm done fortunately!




And Syd finally got to go inside the castle, something he was itching to do the past two years at Camp Bestival. It suffered terrible damage in a devastating fire in 1929, but you can still get a feel for the place, as well as enjoying a history lesson, looking at the artifacts that were saved and having a play in the activity room.


inside lulworth castle

A great place for a family day out – you can walk in the grounds for the price of a parking ticket, and entrance to the castle itself costs an additional charge (£5 per adult, £3 per child and under 4’s are free). You can find out more about opening times on their website here. We will be going back on a warmer day, with a picnic in tow. Syd had to be dragged away kicking and screaming on this occasion, so I will be making sure we have more than a couple of hours next time – and of course we will be back for Camp Bestival next Summer!

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  1. January 6, 2015 / 9:45 am

    What a beautiful castle and those grounds are also stunning. Did you leave the family in the stocks and go grab 5 minutes to yourself? ha x
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  2. January 6, 2015 / 11:01 am

    I’d love a castle overlooking the sea – with peacocks – looking at your pictures makes me all wistful! The peacocks we know at the zoo are rather fond of chips – although I suspect they’ll eat pretty much anything!
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  3. January 6, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Children just seem to love castles and the feeling of awe that they bring. I love taking the children out for a walk in such places.
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  4. January 6, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    We have membership to Historic Scotland, and there’s nothing the boys like better on a cold day than exploring one of Scotland’s many castles.
    This one looks lovely. If we’re ever in that neck of the woods, we’ll have to check it out.
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  5. January 6, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    This is one of the things I miss about UK! Being able to go and visit castles! Looks like a lovely day out!
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  6. January 6, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    It looks so different without the thousands of fancy dress cladded families around! Love the sunset. I’ve always wondered how old the castle is, I’ve always thought it looked like a pretend new mock castle – if that makes any sense at all?!
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  7. January 6, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Brioche eating Peacocks, loopy children making funny faces and a beautiful castle to boot. It looks like somewhere my little troop would love to go to!
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  8. January 6, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    It looked so peaceful until I hit the seventh pic 😀 Such a beautiful place and wonderful to see that it’s something all the family can explore. I find it so important to add child-friendly elements as it really catches their interest x
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  9. January 7, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I was at Camp Bestival and whilst I was there I knew I wanted to get inside and s=visit the castle, I walked around the grounds wondering what they were like after the Bestival had disappeared. Your photos are beautiful and make me want to return and discover again.
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  10. January 8, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    This is the third castle I’ve read about this week that I now want to visit! Usually we go to Warwick Castle in the Summer, this would make a lovely change – and so reasonably priced too!
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  11. January 9, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    I love Lulworth castle and it always seems really quiet without the hustle and bustle of Camp B there
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