Durlston Country Park

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Located one mile from Swanage, Durlston Country Park is a 280 acre countryside paradise with stunning views, hay meadows and coastal downland, the historic Great Globe and a wealth of bird and wildlife including regular sightings of dolphins.

There are numerous walking trails to explore. The Park offers imposing views of Jurassic limestone sea cliffs which sweep round into two bays where rocks record the entire Cretaceous period. If you can bear to drag yourself indoors, there is a fabulous Victorian castle to explore, now a beautifully restored Visitor Centre to the Jurassic Coast, with interactive displays and exhibitions, a cafe and breath-taking views.

When you arrive, just follow the serpentine Timeline path from the car park as it winds its way gently to the Castle, taking you on a journey through 4.6 billion years of time.

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  • Peveril Point & Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park

Type:Parks & Gardens

Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL
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