From Portland - Full Day 10+ Stops along the Jurassic Coast Tour

Kid Friendly in Bournemouth

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Join us and visit 10+ sights on the magnificant Jurassic Coast! From Old Harry Rocks (Durlston Park) to West Bay including the famous town where Broadchurch was filmed! Sights include Durlston Park, Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, Weymouth, Portland, Abbotsbury, St Catherine Hill, West Bay and Broadchurch. By travelling in small groups, we provide a personal and authentic tour experience, taking you to places that people don't normally see and where many tours can’t venture. We guarantee you will see more sights on the Jurassic Coast with us than any other tour company. Join us on this mammoth breathtaking Jurassic tour!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, EnglandDurlston ParkFirst stop is Durlston Park. Known for its wildlife, again the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. You will see the castle built in the Victorian period and the Great Globe, which is one of the largest globed in the world. The globe was situated in 1891. And the start of the Jurassic Coast Old Harry Rocks.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, EnglandCorfe Castle / Village of CorfeThen it's off to Corfe Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, for defensive purposes. It was one of the first stone castles in England; most earlier castles were built with wood and earth. During Medieval times, Corfe became a Royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels there.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tyneham, Wareham, Dorset, EnglandAbandoned Tyneham Village*Tyneham Village is still owned by the MOD and has scattered opening timesThen from Corfe it's off to Tynham Village. Tyneham Village where time stopped in 1943. In November 1943 notice was given to the villagers that they would be required to leave within 28 days as the area was needed for forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last villagers left believing that one day they would be able to return. Sadly this was never to happen.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Castle & Park, East Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandLulworth CastleLulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon, built the Castle in order to entertain hunting parties for the King and Court. The Howards owned it until 1641 when it was purchased by Humphrey Weld, the direct ancestor of the present owners. Gutted by fire in 1929.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandDurdle DoorDurdle Door is a natural arch cut into the Portland Stone (Limestone) found on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset. The rocks that the arch is made up of is thought to be approximately 140 million years old. Originally the arch would have been a series of caves along the coast, made from cracks in the layers of rock that have been hollowed out. It first appeared on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map, dated 1811, spelt Dirdale Door.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandLulworth CoveHead down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Lulworth Cove formed over 1000's of years to form a perfect horse shoe shape into the hill side. Perfect for the photographer in you!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandWeymouth & PortlandOn to the 'isle' of Portland, located on the World Heritage Coast, is an explorer's Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. We look west over the 18miles of Chesil beach and the southernmost tip of the Jurassic Coast. With its 3 castles and 3 lighthouses, this little island packs a punch!Duration: 1 hourPass By: South West Coast Path - Abbotsbury Castle, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandAbbotsburyThe picturesque village of Abbotsbury steeped in history, yet a village where the present is very much alive and the future perpetually evolving. There’s much more than first meets the eye when you visit Abbotsbury, it was once home to a richly endowed abbey, founded in 1044. The remains are still visible and date from the 13th and 14th centuries.Stop At: St Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandSt Catherine’s MountHigh on Abbotsbury hilltop sits St Catherine’s Chapel, a barrel-vaulted 14th century chapel built by the monks of Abbotsbury Abbey as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. We take in the fantastic views of the abbey ruins and the 22 mile look back over Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: West Bay Harbour, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, EnglandBroadchurch & WestbayThen we visit the famous town where Broadchurch was filmed! On our way to Westbay in the Market town of Bridport. The golden strata of nearby East Cliff are one of the most distinctive features of the Jurassic Coast, and the area is very popular with walkers. East Beach has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and forms one end of Chesil Beach, which extends 18 miles south east to the Isle of Portland. The cliffs here are very unstable, so it’s important to keep well clear of the cliff edges and bases.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Durlston Country Park
  • Entry/Admission - Corfe Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Lulworth Castle & Park