Clavell Tower Open Days

Kimmeridge, near Wareham, Dorset

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 - 10am to 4pm

Entry is free but tickets need to be pre-booked via EventBrite

Free tickets

clavelltower-history-towerin1920-600x400.jpgPictured: Clavell Tower pre-restoration, perched perilously close to the cliff edge.

We are opening this Landmark in association with Heritage Open Days

This four storey, circular tower stands high on the cliff above Kimmeridge Bay overlooking one of the most striking bays on the Dorset coast. Here is the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site, and the South West Coastal Path runs past the door. Built in 1830 Clavell Tower's location has captivated many including writers like Hardy and PD James.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history and a children's activity sheet will be available. Click here for location

Other local buildings, Dunshay Manor and Woodsford Castle will also be open free this weekend.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

PLEASE NOTE - There is no parking in the village at all. The Smedmore Estate on whose land Clavell Tower stands has a parking area which costs £5.00 (cash) for the day and this give access to the coast line and to the property. Once parked, Clavell Tower can only be reached on foot up a steep coastal path.

Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.