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From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

1. From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a bus trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense. Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holiday park at Durdle Door.

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

2. 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 guide Paul accompanied us on this tour and was never at a loss for a little joke, which made for a pleasant atmosphere. In addition, explanations were given again and again, it was at a comfortable level and you weren't exposed to noise all day long. Nature speaks for itself. Beautiful coasts. In my opinion it is worth taking the 10 hour tour as it gives you more time for the activities and you can see more coasts. In between there are always small breaks in which you can move freely. I can recommend it with a clear conscience!

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.

Was a great day with enough time to see all the highlights. Excellent guide!

Just excellent. Brilliant tour guide -Paul. Will be booking again!