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Durdle Door car park reopens to allow visitors

Durdle Door, Dorset
Photo: Colin Walsh

Durdle Door is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dorset and has now reopened its car park.

The beauty spot was initially closed until further notice when the lockdown was announced in March.

The Lulworth Estate, which owns Durdle Door and several other Dorset attractions, decided to open the car park to the public as of 13th May following new guidance from the government and 7 weeks of closed gates.

It’s understood that that car park will be subject to charges as usual.

The announcement follows news that Camp Bestival 2020 at Lulworth Castle has been cancelled and garden centres are reopening throughout England and Wales.

An official notice on the Lulworth Estate website says:

“With respect to the latest Government advice on Coronavirus we will be opening our car park at Durdle Door, allowing the public to once again visit our beautiful coastline. There is a signposted one way walk in operation to help maintain social distancing.

“With respect to the latest Government advice on Coronavirus we will be opening our car park at Durdle Door, allowing the public to once again visit our beautiful coastline. There is a signposted one way walk in operation to help maintain social distancing.

“The safety of Lulworth Estate staff and the public is our priority, we ask that you continue to respect the social distancing rules set out by the Government during this time.

“Our car park at Lulworth Cove will remain closed until further notice. Please do not drive your car into Lulworth Cove and instead park at the Durdle Door car park.

“We will continue to revise these measures in accordance with government advice and safe working, we thank you for your understanding through this difficult time.”

Lulworth Estate
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