West Lulworth village is just one of the many places in Britain that you can walk through and imagine yourself to be in a fairy tale.
Cottages, thatched roofs, floral arrangements everywhere and quaint little shops set against a scenic countryside backdrop – check, check, check and super check. West Lulworth has it all. If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, one afternoon here will leave you feeling refreshed.
The village is most notable for being a gateway to Durdle Door, the Jurassic Coast world heritage site – so naturally, the area is a big tourist trap in the summer months. However, if you visit between October and April, you can still experience lovely weather and avoid human traffic. We’ve visited during the busy season and the low season and enjoyed both visits equally. I think this village is just one of those places where you can’t help but to feel relaxed. As well as that, most of that human traffic tends to disappear off towards the coast meaning the village is usually pretty quiet regardless of the season.
That’s not to say that there isn’t a lot to take in with the village itself. Everywhere you look, there is a bit of history. For example, the local pub, The Castle Inn, is one of the oldest in Dorset, dating back to the 16th Century.
We visited last weekend and walked into the village town centre, eyeballing all the sweet treats in bars and stores alike.
Last time we visited the village, we bought some treats at the sweet shop. This time around, we opted for the ice-cream.
We opted for a combination of Bubblegum and Rum and Raisin. It wasn’t a pleasing combination so don’t try this one at home kids.
We walked down from the village to Lulworth Cove; a beautiful white pebble beach stretching out towards the bluest of blue waters. Not a bad view to wolf down your ice-cream with. Not bad at all.
We rounded up our day with this chilled out walk in the village after a long hike to Durdle Door which you can read about here. It really was the perfect way to end a refreshing day out.