Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve

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From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

1. From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members). After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds. Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole.

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What people are saying about Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 66 reviews

It was a very good tour. Got to see the main attractions in the Jurassic Coast. Gerry was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend this tour to everyone wanting to see the Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and other places

The tour is really very worth it,we were able to explore the area in each place we go to,the views are so breathtaking which leaves us in awe...This tour is realky a must have,we really had fun...

Amazing day, so beautiful landscapes , our tour guide John was very friendly and a great guide . I highly recommend the tour !!

Lovely day out. Beautiful scenery and our guide was knowledgeable too. Highly recommend it

It was a well planned tour with adequate time at each halt. Had a great time