Lulworth Castle was begun in 1608 by Thomas Howard. Howard, a favourite of James I, built the castle as a hunting lodge, hoping to host royal hunting parties. Howard chose to build his lodge in the style of a medieval fortress, with a great hall, a grand dining room, and a set of state apartments. The castle was restored after the Civil War, and the interior was modernised in the 18th century. It was almost destroyed by fire in 1929 and left to decay. However, the Lulworth Estate, in conjunction with English Heritage, embarked on a huge restoration project and managed to save the castle for future generations.
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