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Houses on Durlston Road - geograph.org.uk - 1027121.jpg
Houses on Durlston Road
Durlston is located in Dorset
Durlston shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SZ030778
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANAGE
Postcode district BH19
Dialling code 01929
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°36′02″N 1°57′29″W / 50.6006°N 1.9581°W / 50.6006; -1.9581Coordinates: 50°36′02″N 1°57′29″W / 50.6006°N 1.9581°W / 50.6006; -1.9581

Durlston is an area of Swanage, in Dorset, England.[1] The area was developed by George Burt as a residential suburb, and includes many large Victorian villas as well as modern developments.

Durlston Country Park[edit]

Main article: Durlston Country Park

Durlston has a country park overlooking Durlston Bay, with a mock castle built in 1887. The castle (a restaurant when built, and still in use as a cafe) is surrounded by stone ornaments, including the Great Globe, three metres in diameter. The area is now owned and managed by Dorset County Council. There is a modern visitors' centre on the hillside above the castle.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 195 Bournemouth & Purbeck (Wimborne Minster & Ringwood) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231418. 

External links[edit]

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