Bishops boutique hotel is on the cliff top of the world heritage Jurassic coastline, a stone’s throw from Lulworth Cove and the iconic Durdle Door. A beautiful stretch of coastline to the east joins Lulworth Cove with the stunning Studland Bay and shores of Sandbanks and Poole harbour.
The countryside surrounding our coastal accommodation provides some excellent excursions in and around modern day Dorset and Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. Popular places steeped in history include the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle, Swanage and the Saxon town of Wareham.
Beautiful Lulworth Cove and the surrounding area
The pubs, restaurants, cafes and beaches of Lulworth Cove and the picturesque village of West Lulworth are within easy walking distance of Bishops.
Lulworth cove is arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the Devon & Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and makes up part of the much-celebrated South West Coast Path. The area also sits within the officially designated Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Great walking country… with 30 miles of practically unspoiled coastline and countryside this area of Dorset boasts unparalleled walks, coastal views and beaches.
TO THE EAST:
Arish Mel & Warbarrow Bays, Tyneham village and Kimmeridge Bay
The walks across the army ranges to the East of Lulworth Cove are open most weekends and during holiday times and are some of the finest in southern England. The Fossil Forest and the deserted village of Tyneham deep in the ranges above Warbarrow Bay are open most weekends as well as during the summer holiday period. Visit the exhibition in the old school house depicting life in the village before the war and the untouched church where, on occasion, services are still held.
TO THE WEST:
Man O’War, Durdle Door and Oswalds Bay
To the west of Lulworth there are some great walks past Oswalds Bay, Man O’ War Bay and Durdle Door towards Weymouth. They include convenient ‘watering holes’ at East Chalden and Osmington Mills, depending on how far you want to go.
The flourishing flora and fauna in this area offers wonderful opportunities to see many rare plants, birds, butterflies, reptiles and other animals. Purbeck is also famous for its geology; throughout the area and in particular the ‘Fossil Forest’ on the far side of the Cove there are many fossils to discover, from ammonites to Dinosaur footprints!
What to do around Lulworth
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