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The Magic of Lulworth

Things to Do in Lulworth, Dorset.

I recently spent a week in the picturesque village of Lulworth, a hidden gem nestled along Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coastline in England. Having greatly enjoyed exploring everything this beautiful corner of the UK had to offer, from natural landmarks to gorgeous vineyards, I wanted to share my favourite hot spots with you. From the awe-inspiring beauty of Lulworth Cove to the captivating lost village of Tyneham - I have curated a list of my personal highlights and must-do activities in Lulworth. 
Langham Vineyard 

Langham Vineyard. Things to do in Lulworth

Located in the heart of the charming English countryside, Langham Vineyard is a haven for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Situated near the village of Crawley in Dorset, this family-run vineyard offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the world of winemaking through a self-guided tour.

For £15, you can wander round Langham beautiful vineyards, where rows of cultivated vines stretch out as far as you can see. As you can see, Bruno was living his best life amongst the vines. As you walk through the picturesque estate, you will see the love and dedication that goes into crafting their award-winning sparkling and still wines.

During the self-guided tour, you can take in the breathtaking views that surround the vineyard, including the rolling hills and manicured gardens. As you explore at your own pace, you will learn about the grape-growing process and the sites unique terrian, to gain insight into the art of winemaking.

Once you are finished exploring, you have arrived at the best part of the day - the wine tasting! We tried three of their sparkling wines, which were all delcious - our personal favourite was the sparkling rose. 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door - Things to do in Lulworth

When it comes to breathtaking landscapes, Durdle Door stands as a true marvel on the Jurassic Coastline. The arch, formed over millions of years through natural erosion, proudly stands tall against the crashing waves of the English Channel. Its unique shape and stunning hue against the pale cliffs create an otherworldly scene that seems out of place in the UK. 

Climb down the steps onto the pebble beach and enjoy the scenic view. The arch acts as a gateway to a dreamlike world, offering a postcard-perfect backdrop for photos and a seaside picnic.

Durdle Door is not just a striking geological formation but also a gateway to some great coastal walks and hikes. The expansive Jurassic Coastline offers stunning views in both directions, making it an ideal starting point for nature enthusiasts and photographers. 

Be aware that Durdle Door is a tourist hotspot, so to experience it at it's best, I recommend visiting early in the morning. You could even try and get your morning mediation practise in there listening to the waves. 

Tyneham Village 

Tyneham Village - Things to do in Lulworth

Nestled in a quaint corner of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, Tyneham Village stands frozen in time. This abandoned village, steeped in history and surrounded by stunning countryside offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time.

This is a perfect activity to do with children, or if you are like me and enjoy a good story. Tyneham was evacuated during World War II as part of the training grounds for military exercises. Today, the village serves as a living memorial, preserving the essence of a bygone era. Wandering around and reading the stories of the people who lived there was fascinating and very moving. I was left thinking about the village for a few days after. 

The village has a real air of nostalgia, with its crumbling cottages, schoolhouse, and church offering poignant reminders of the lives once lived here. A visit to the Tyneham Museum gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into the village's rich history. The museum houses a collection of artifacts, photographs, and personal accounts, shedding light on the lives of the villagers and the events leading to their evacuation.

Important to note that the village is only open to visit during the weekend, as it is still used by the military throughout the week. 

Lulworth Cove 

Lulworth Cove, Things to do in Lulworth

Nestled along the mesmerising Jurassic Coast of Dorset, Lulworth Cove stands as a testament to the raw power and beauty of Mother Nature. With its captivating horseshoe-shaped bay, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and dramatic limestone cliffs, this natural wonder has drawn visitors from across the globe.

Lulworth Cove is the result of millions of years of geological processes, sculpting the landscape into a breathtaking sight that continues to awe and inspire. The tranquil waters of the cove have carved out a perfect circle over time, creating a sheltered haven for marine life and a haven for visitors to explore.

One of the best ways to appreciate the cove's splendour is by taking a walk up to the top and wandering along so you are looking down onto the cove. For those seeking a more immersive experience make sure to give kayaking a go. 

Beyond its natural beauty, Lulworth Cove has lots of cafes, pubs, and shops to choose from - I highly the fresh fish finger sandwich at Lulworth Lodge. 


Lulworth is a destination that offers something for everyone. From its stunning natural landscapes and rich history to its charming villages and cultural attractions, it truly is a hidden gem in Dorset.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure along the Jurassic Coast, a history buff wanting to delve into the past at Tyneham Village, or simply looking for a peaceful getaway by the beach, Lulworth is the place to go. 

So, if you're considering a trip to Lulworth, don't hesitate. Book your train ticket or jump in the car and go!