Lambert's and Coney's Castle

Important notice -

Please note we have introduced parking charges which can be paid via the Pay by Phone app. Members park for free, please display your sticker or membership card. All funds raised will help us to care for Lambert's Castle and other sites in Dorset.

Walk in the footsteps of previous generations along these ancient hillforts

PayByPhone added to Ringstead and Lamberts Castle

To help us care for Ringstead and Lambert’s Castle and to support out wider conservation within West Dorset we have added PayByPhone parking charges to Ringstead and Lamberts Castle. We have seen an unprecedented increase in visits to our places in North & West Dorset and we are delighted so many people are choosing to enjoy these special sites. By charging for car parking, as we do at many other properties, we will be able to put the additional funds raised towards the care, maintenance and conservation of the sites and ensure that the parking areas are maintained.

Lambert's and Coney's Castle

Things to see and do 

View from Lamberts Castle on a sunny day

Take in the view

Lambert’s Castle is a relatively level site offering sweeping views across the Marshwood Vale and out to sea. Look to the east and see how many other hillforts you can spot. Coney’s Castle is an ideal location for short walks with views across the Marshwood Vale to the east, and Devon to the west.

A path through a carpet of bluebells at Coney's Castle

Spot seasonal nature and wildlife

Enjoy the extraordinary carpet of bluebells at Coney’s Castle in spring and look for nectar-loving insects on the purple pink flowers of the bell heather in summer at Lambert’s Castle. Take a stroll through the majestic woodland at Coney’s Castle to spot ancient, gnarled oak trees and beech trees, and don’t miss nature’s greatest show in autumn when the natural world turns a kaleidoscope of colour with leaves turning copper brown, fiery red and golden yellow.

Lambert's and Coney's Castle

Our work

Wessex hillforts

Lambert's and Coney's Castle

History

Lambert's and Coney's Castle

Places to stay

Reception room of Portland House

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.