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Jurassic Coast Experience with Broadchurch Location

The Jurassic Coast with Broadchurch Location!

Tours in dorset

St Catherine's Hill looking back along the sweeping 26 miles of Chesil Beach and Portland beyond. Ahead West Bay and Bridport.

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Standing upon the huge sweeping form of Chesil Beach it is hard to deny its power. The imposing shingle ridge stretches for miles along the coast.

ITINERARY

TOUR TIME: 7-8HRS

We head west into Purbeck for more Jurassic Fun!
Feel the 180 million year history!


Experience The Jurassic Coast which is 95 miles of coastline on the south of England, stretching from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth in Devon. Formed over 185 million years, known for its rock formations, stunning coastline, history and fossils.

Corfe Castle & the Village of Corfe

Then it's off to Corfe Castle and the village of Corfe. 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. Learn about the castles turbulent history and see if you can spot the "Murder Holes"!

Lunch.

Abandoned Tyneham Village (Tyneham is owned by the Military of Defence and has scattered opening times)

Then 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.

Lulworth Castle - CLOSED SATURDAYS

From Tyneham Village its off to Lulworth Castle. Built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, the castle 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.

Durdle Door

From Lulworth Castle we head to the stunning Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door. Durdle 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.

Lulworth Cove

A short walk from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove. The cove is the prime Dorset attraction for the budding geographer or simply for a leisurely walk along the Natural World Heritage Coastline and the challenging hills. Lulworth Cove was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the awesome powers of a river and the sea. It continues to evolve behind a narrow Portland stone entrance as the softer Purbeck, Wealdon, Greensand and Chalk exposures are eroded.

Weymouth & Portland

From Lulworth we take a drive through the Dorset countryside to the site of the 2012 sailing olympics 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 18 miles of Chesil beach and the southernmost tip of the Jurassic Coast. With its 3 castles and 3 lighthouses, and Pulpit Rock, this little island packs a punch!

Abbotsbury

The 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.

St Catherine’s Mount

High 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.

Broadchurch & Westbay

Then 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.

A truly unique Jurassic Experience! Drop off at your preferred location.



Group Size
1-2 £75 Per Person
3-8 £69 Per Person
9-16 £65 Per Person



Go Private and Save! Book an entire 6 or 8 passenger vehicle with driver-guide! Great to share with your friends and family!

FULL DAY TOURS

ENTIRE 6 PASSENGER VEHICLE WITH DRIVER - GUIDE £65 EACH

ENTIRE 8 PASSENGER VEHICLE WITH DRIVER - GUIDE £60 EACH

This is one of our most popular tours, booking early is highly advisable.

PICK UP AT YOUR LOCATION

LOCAL DEDICATED GUIDE

PRIVATE TOUR

LOTS OF PHOTO STOPS

Need to Know

Important Info
Tour Co-ordination including reservation requests pre-visit. All transportation costs are inclusive within this Tour, as are parking charges and tolls. Public Liability Insurance. Courtesy on-board refreshments.
Pick up - Drop off
Meet and Greet at your Hotel, or preferred Dorset location. Private Tour with a Certified and Experienced Guide. Return to your Hotel, or preferred location