One of the most picturesque villages in Dorset, West Lulworth lies on the doorstep of picture-perfect Lulworth Cove. It’s home to one of the oldest pubs in the county and serves as a gateway to the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic Coast.
Stroll through West Lulworth to admire the 19th-century Holy Trinity Church and have a drink at the Castle Inn. Dating back to the 16th century, it is named after the nearby hunting lodge of Lulworth Castle and specialises in traditional ales and ciders. Don’t miss Weston, an Arts and Crafts-style country house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
A short trail takes you from West Lulworth to the idyllic waters of Lulworth Cove, which is best viewed from the cliffs at its western end. Also nearby is Durdle Door, a spectacular limestone arch that can be accessed along Lulworth’s coastal hiking trail.
West Lulworth is around 10 minutes’ drive from the Wool railway station, which is connected to London’s Waterloo along the South Western Railway. Bournemouth Airport is 35 minutes away and has flights to destinations across Europe. West Lulworth is small enough to explore on foot.