Golden Cap

Important notice -

Langdon Hill Play Trail is closed until further notice due to tree damage from the recent storms. Please note that St Gabriel's Steps are closed until further notice due to a land slip.

Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site

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What's on

Upcoming events

'Battle's Over' - Beacon Lighting

Sun 11 Nov 2018
To mark 100 years of remembrance following the end of WWI, we'll be lighting Thorncombe beacon on the Golden Cap Estate against the backdrop of the Jurassic Coast as part of the national 'Battle's Over' tribute. Beacon will be lit at 7pm.

National Trust and Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Explore the nature and wildlife inspired clues on the Golden Cap Estate to claim your Cadbury’s chocolate treat!Hop along to the Stonebarrow Hill to take part in our self-led, family egg hunt.

Orchid discovery walk 2019

Mon 06 May 2019
Help our volunteer ecologist John Newbould to survey orchids on this guided walk from Stonebarrow. Donations welcome.
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Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.

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Parasol Mushroom at Burton Bradstock

Wildlife on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset 

Learn about the wildlife you can see on the Golden Cap Estate, from wildflowers in the haymeadows to dragonflies in the ponds.