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Durlston
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Houses on Durlston Road
OS grid reference SZ030778
Civil parish
District
  • Purbeck
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANAGE
Postcode district BH19
Dialling code 01929
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • South Dorset
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. 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

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.

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