a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code WOO

Dorset Offers & Links


The Tank Museum 1¾ miles or by bus

The Museum covers the history of tanks and tank crews, telling the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. The large halls contain vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century. Restaurant and Café. Picnic and play areas. Events programme. Tel. 01929 405096.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1800 Jul-Aug).
Bus 55 from Wool station forecourt to Museum, 7 minutes journey (11 minutes return). Daily, about hourly. Operated by First.

Monkey World by bus (or 1½ miles*)

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre has primates from around the world in large enclosures. Keeper talks. Kiosks and cafés. Picnic and play areas. Tel. 01929 462537.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1800 Jul-Aug).
Bus 55 from Wool station forecourt to Monkey World car park, 13 minutes journey (5 minutes return). Daily, about hourly. Operated by First.
* I don't recommend walking (especially with young children) as there is no path along the fast road to Monkey World.

Clouds Hill NT 4 miles

Clouds Hill is the tiny woodman's cottage lived in by TE Lawrence while he was a private in the army at nearby Bovington Camp and after he abandoned the 'Lawrence of Arabia' persona. He designed much of the furniture and fittings. Tel. 01929 405616.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1100-1700 or dusk if earlier, timed tickets on busy days.
From The Tank Museum follow the Lawrence of Arabia Trail to Clouds Hill. Clouds Hill is 3¾ miles from Moreton station.

Wool map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Lulworth Cove and Jurassic Coast by bus

Lulworth Cove and nearby Durdle Door are two of the most iconic geological features on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Cove has a pebble beach with rock pools exposed at low tide. Displays in the Visitor Centre tell the story of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Tel. 01929 400587.
Open Visitor Centre Daily 1000-1600.
Bus 55/X54, also 30 in summer, from Wool station forecourt to Lulworth Cove, 13 minutes journey. 55/X54 Daily about hourly, operated by First. 30 Summer only, Daily, operated by More.
Buses also operate from Weymouth.

Lulworth Castle by bus then 2½ miles

Lulworth Castle was built in the 17th Century as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty. For centuries it was the family seat of the Weld family. After damage by fire in 1929 it has been partly restored. Panoramic views of the Purbeck countryside from the Tower. 18th century Roman Catholic Chapel, 15th century Church. Parkland with woodland walks. Tearoom. Events programme. Tel. 01929 400352.
Open Easter-mid Dec, M-F & Su 1030-1700 (1600 winter). Check website for occasional closures.
Bus as Lulworth Cove above but to Coombe Keynes turn, only 4 minutes journey, there is no marked stop, watch for road on left.
The busy road from Lulworth Cove has no path for much of the way and is unsuitable for walking.

Lulworth Castle map