Durlston Country Park, Swanage

4.8
Explore Durlston Country Park and its rich natural delights, including sea cliffs, coastal limestone, hay meadows, and woodland. At the visitor center, a renovated Victorian castle, find out about Durlston’s wildlife and geology, watch live wildlife video feeds, and visit the art gallery. Have a bite to eat at the Seventhwave Cafe & Restaurant, or make use of the picnic tables located near the parking lot. Pick up a leaflet outlining recommended trails from the visitor center, and speak to the ranger on duty to help you make the most of your trip to Durlston. Make Durlston Country Park a centerpiece of your Swanage vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Swanage online trip maker .
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  • Just a destination for getting away from it all over the Ilse of Purbecks. Lovely café serving good food, brilliant breath-taking views by The Castle and Café. Easy walking along the coastal path.  more »
  • I come for the wildlife, but they also have some great exhibitions and events (try the astronomy evenings!) and the restaurant is very good too. All that and wonderful views - what's not to like!  more »
  • A really nicely thought through and structured facility. The "Castle" itself has many different aspects to it that all fit together and complement each other well. The staff are helpful and enthusiast...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit with a fantastic view.

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