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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. Hotel pick up request: Please email us to info@discoverdorset.co.uk with your date, booking number and the name and address of your hotel. We will confirm the place and an approximiate time in a reply email, please be 10-15 minutes early and outside.

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The places we saw were breathtaking. A real wow factor. Sooo worth going on this trip. The areas were hilly, so a lot of unpaved ups and downs to walk. Be prepared with hiking shoes, and swimming trunks and expect your trousers to get dusty at the least.

Paul is excellent guide. Tells interesting stories and really loos after you when you are on-board. website should be clearer in respect of starting point - postcode does not correspond with it.

We had a fantastic trip , Jack was a brilliant tour guide, he is friendly and he really look after us. He showed us every place and told us nice stories. I highly recommend to take this trip !

Though the day started with gloomy sky and rain poured, our guide, Paul Knight did a fantastic job. He was absolutely knowledgeable, warm and friendly. The scenery was absolutely magnificent.

Paul was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The sights and views were breathtaking and more than we bargained for. This trip was worth every penny and more.