Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

Durlston Country Park
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Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset, is a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland.

With stunning views, walking trails, the historic Great Globe, superb geology, fascinating wildlife there is always something different to see and do.

Durlston Castle features interactive exhibits for all the family about the wildlife and geology of Durlston and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, while the Fine Foundation Gallery, within the Castle, host an everchanging series of art, craft, scientific or historical exhibtions and a varied programme of performance and other events.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

10.00am - 4.00 (1st Nov - Easter Holidays)
10.00am - 5.00 (Easter Holidays - 31st October)

Admission charges

N/A.

Getting there

By car or bike: From Swanage, follow the brown tourist information signs.

On foot: From Swanage town centre, follow the South West Coast Path or Victorian Trail signs

Bike racks are located in the car park nearest Durlston Castle

Additional info

An offroad wheelchair and Tramper electric buggies are available for less mobile visitors - to book or for more information, please call 01929 424443, visit www.durlston.co.uk or email info@durlston.co.uk

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Purbeck Art Weeks

Events at Durlston Country Park: Purbeck Art Weeks Exhibition 'A Moment in Time'

  • 27 May — 11 June 2017 *on now

A showcase of talent from artists throughout the Isle of Purbeck . A range of artwork with something for everyone from landscapes to abstract pieces.

In the Fine Foundation Gallery 10am - 5pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Solsatace PAW

Events at Durlston: 'On the Edge Exhibition'

  • 27 May — 10 June 2017 *on now

Exhibition with artist Heather Gibbons at the Learning Centre, showing her wonderful works in oils that capture the essence of Purbeck.

Daily 10am - 5pm

Free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Observing birds on the Jurassic coast.

Events at Durlston Country Park: Sea Bird Boat Trips

  • 1 — 2 June 2017 From 7pm
  • 9 June 2017 From 7pm
  • 16 June 2017 From 7pm
  • 22 — 23 June 2017 From 7pm
  • 30 June 2017 From 7pm

Evening cruise from Swanage pier, along Purbeck world Heritage coast, guided by the Durlston Rangers. Geology, Puffins, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, and more.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults: £18
Children: £9

Book online at www.citycruisespoole.com for a 10% discount

Or call: 02077 400400

Claymation

Purbeck Film Festival: Claymation Workshop

  • 27 October 2017 10am-2pm

Dougal Dixon, of Rex Cinema fame, will be leading an exciting claymation workshop.

Booking essential. Further details see www.purbeckfilm.com

Children aged 8+

£12 includes materials and refreshments.

Meet at the Learning Centre

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

Getting there

By car or bike: From Swanage, follow the brown tourist information signs.

On foot: From Swanage town centre, follow the South West Coast Path or Victorian Trail signs

Bike racks are located in the car park nearest Durlston Castle

Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve
Durlston Country Park NNR
Lighthouse Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2JL
England

Website

www.durlston.co.uk

E-mail

info@durlston.co.uk

Telephone

01929 424443

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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