Durlston

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Durlston
Houses on Durlston Road - geograph.org.uk - 1027121.jpg
Houses on Durlston Road
Durlston is located in Dorset
Durlston
Durlston
Location within Dorset
OS grid referenceSZ030778
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWANAGE
Postcode districtBH19
Dialling code01929
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
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]

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.

References[edit]

  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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