Located in the very heart of Dorset between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth, Lulworth Castle is easily accessible by rail, coach or car...
Lulworth benefits from an excellent rail network linking the midlands, North, Scotland and London Waterloo with Wareham or Wool railway station. With some planning, and advance purchase of tickets, it’s possible to make a journey by rail to Wareham or Wool from much of the country making it even more of a holiday experience.
Check South Western Railway's GroupSave discount, or call 0203 879 4088 (open 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday), where you can save 34% off your train travel when you travel in a small group of 3 - 9 people, off-peak.
Local taxis will be available from Wareham and Wool Station to take you to the site, and also available from the site when you need to leave.
Please check South Western Railways website or call National Rail Enquiries: 0345 748 4950 for updates and more info.
Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset. Please use the routes outlined below, following Camp Bestival event signage as you approach the festival:
(NB. please do not use your Sat Nav - follow the directions below)
From the East (via/near Bournemouth) - follow the M27 / A31 through Ringwood to Bere Regis. Follow the signs towards Wool and then follow the event signage.
From the West (via/near Dorchester) - from the A35 Dorchester bypass take the A352 signposted for Wool and Wareham. Then follow event signage.
On approach to the event please follow the relevant signage which relates to your ticket type:
General Camping tickets: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via YELLOW GATE
Boutique Campers Campers: Follow signs for Boutique Camping, enter site via YELLOW GATE
Wild Tribe Teepee Camping: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via YELLOW GATE
Front Row Campervans/Caravans: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via BROWN GATE
Kids' Garden Campervans/Caravans: Follow signs for Camping car parks, then on approach to site enter via WHITE GATE which is Lulworth Castle’s entrance gate.
Campervans/Caravans/Trailer Tents: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then enter site via YELLOW GATE
Camping Plus: Follow signs for Camping Car Parks, then on approach to camping car parks enter site via GREEN GATE
Accessibility Camping: follow signs for Camping car parks, then on approach to site enter via WHITE GATE
Hospitality & Backstage Camping: Follow signs for Camping car parks, then on approach to site enter via WHITE GATE which is Lulworth Castle’s entrance gate.
NB - Please do not follow your SatNav once you are on the A352 as we will have some road closures in place and please watch your speed as this is a rural location and likely to have heavier traffic than usual.
Leaving Camp Bestival:
If you are driving home, bear in mind that it is holiday time down in Dorset so there may be traffic unrelated to the event. The A31 will be busy 8am–11am and 5pm–9pm, so why not delay your departure by visiting one of the hundreds of attractions in Dorset, visit www.visit-dorset.com for more information.
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Car Parking Charge:
Advance Weekend Car Parking: £20
Non-Advance Weekend Car Parking: £25 (Thurs/Fri arrival) / £20 (Sat arrival). Payable in cash on arrival.
Day Car Parking: £10. Payable in advance or cash on arrival.
NB: Weekend Ticket holders who are not camping should ensure they retain their ticket so it can be used for all 4 days.
If you are coming to Camp Bestival by car, please fill it up with people. Even if you only have one space free in your car, please check out both options on our Car Sharing page and get yourselves signed up. Likewise, of course, to anyone who is looking for a lift. What's more, these services are entirely free to use (you simply share the travel costs).
Book coach travel via our official coach service provider, Big Green Coach - more info here.
By Ferry :
White Motor Boats operate ferries between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove in the summer months. They land passengers on the beach in the Cove, and then it is a 5 minute taxi ride to the Castle. Arrive in style! Call 07749 732428 for more info.
European and International visitors can benefit from the newly developed Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports.