• Purbeck Arts Week 2019

    Welcome to Purbeck Art Weeks Festival May 25th – June 9th 2019
    Open Studios including paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass work and mosaics, digital art, textile art and much more plus internationally renowned music ensembles, inspiring exhibitions, and fascinating talks come together every year in beautiful venues across Purbeck on the stunning Jurassic coast
    Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) is offering yet another superb programme of music, talks and artists’ Open Studios and exhibitions across Purbeck.
    This year’s theme is ‘Flights of Fancy’ loosely inspired by the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
    An eclectic and inspiring group exhibition in the magnificent Rollington Barn is showing the work of over 100 PAW artists. This is a good place to start – with delicious refreshments in the Courtyard Café.  The adjacent Byre houses a celebration of art and creativity by hundreds of local children from 17 schools across Purbeck. Pop up lunchtime gigs are written up on the Barn door.

  • Sunshine in the Spring at Lulworth

    what a difference a year makes!! Last year it was snowing in March and this year Dorset saw sunshine and high temperatures in the spring. Fabulous weather to be on holiday beside the seaside 😎

    Lulworth Cove in springtime

  • weddings at Lulworth Castle

    It’s Valentine Day so to celebrate 💕 take a look at Lulworth Castle which is within very easy walking distance of The Pink House. Built to entertain royalty, the stunning 17th century castle is set at the heart of the family-owned Lulworth Estate in extensive rolling parkland, with sea views, a 15th Centruy church and private Roman Catholic chapel in the grounds. Through history Lulworth Castle has played host to countless guests, including seven monarchs, and today it offers a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop for fairy tale weddings in a truly iconic setting on the Jurassic Coast. Weddings usually take place most Saturdays throughout the summer but otherwise the 12,000 acre Lulworth Estate Castle & Park is open every day to the public with woodland walks, peacocks roaming wild, croquet, archery, old fashioned games on the lawn and homemade cakes and refreshments on site at the Lulworth Castle Tea Rooms.

    Lulworth Castle ©The Pink House Lulworth
    Lulworth Castle Wedding ©Ross Harvey

  • Winter Sunrise Through Durdle Door

    Winter Sunrise Through Durdle Door

    one the UK’s most majestic natural landmarks at any time of year,  Durdle Door’s magnificence is heightened for a few weeks either side of the Winter Solstice.
    Thanks to the way the Earth moves on its axis, the opportunity to photograph the sunrise through Durdle Door only exists for a few minutes each day from mid-December to early January.
    The phenomenon is similar to that of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, when the sun sets in alignment with the stones.

  • Museum of Jurassic Marine Life | Kimmeridge

    fossil museum Kimmeridge

    The Etches Collection – Museum of Jurassic Marine Life at Kimmeridge opened 2 years ago in October 2016.
    The museum houses the remarkable collection of one man’s passion, bringing to life the stories from deep time through a unique and amazing collection of marine fossils many of which are unique to science.
    Steve Etches’ collection of over 2,500 specimens includes crocodiles, sharks, flying reptiles, corals, shells, insects, crustaceans, ichthyosaurs, belemnites and dinosaurs. Whilst exploring these amazing exhibits, CGI projections on the ceiling will give visitors the impression of being underwater some 150 million years ago. Definitely worth a visit!!
    Historic painting of Ichthyosaurus by Heinrich Harder

  • Create at the Cove Lulworth

    craftmaking for all ages with Create at the Cove Lulworth

    Create at the Cove Lulworth in Lulworth is a fantastic way to spend creative time with the family with lots of artistic activities for everyone to get involved in. Great fun on your holidays and a there’s an onsite cafe serving drinks and delicious cakes too!