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The Durlston Castle Project

Project details and progress photographs for The Durlston World Heritage Gateway Project.

Background Durlston Castle - December 2011 - central hall

Durlston Country Park is one of two country parks managed by Dorset County Council and is a gateway to England's first natural World Heritage Site.  It comprises over 100 hectares of coastal grassland and sea cliffs, and is one of the best places in Britain for watching birds and a wide range of other wildlife.  The sea, cliffs, limestone downland and hay meadows are home to a variety of flora and fauna - over 500 plant species, over 250 bird varieties, 34 types of butterfly and much more.

The project Durlston Castle - December 2011 - The west front

The castle at the country park has been restored and refurbished to provide a new exhibition space, local food cafe and functions facilities.  The existing visitor centre is a learning centre that can be used for school groups, family activities, courses and training.  As well as restoring the castle, the project will lead to improved facilities for events and activities for local people and visitors.

The project was procured and project managed by Dorset County Council's Dorset Property.

Project progress in pictures

See how work on the Durlston project progressed by viewing the photos on our Durlston Flickr account. (opens in a new window)

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