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Durlston Country Park


Opening hours

Visitor centre open daily from 10am to 5pm


Tel. 01929 424 443

Postcode BH19 2JL


Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve, 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 and fascinating wildlife there is always something different to see.

Gateway to the Jurassic Coast - Durlston is a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which runs from Exmouth in the west to Old Harry Rocks at Ballard Down. We are also designated as Heritage Coast, Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Nature Reserve. Our offshore waters are part of the Marine Research Area. The Visitor Centre is easily accessible and is popular with families and children. It features sounds from the seabed, live video pictures of seabird colonies, seasonal displays and a Daily Diary of wildlife sightings. We also stock guide books, maps, souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Open every day 10am - 5pm

Durlston Country Park Information Centre, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset. BH19 2JL


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