Durlston Castle, now used as a restaurant, may be reached by Seymer or Park Roads, Sunnydale Road and Lighthouse Road. It stands upon the higher slopes of Durlston Head and from its grounds a charming view across Durlston and Swanage Bays to Old Harry Rock and the Hampshire coast may be seen. The building is understood to have been originally intended for use as a Lloyds Signal Station, and was built about the time when Southampton was becoming prominent as a passenger port.
Nearby is the Great Globe, a 10 ft. relief model of the earth carved from Purbeck stone. A service of buses runs from the town to Durlston Castle Car Park.