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Durdle Door – The English Natural Wonder  

Off the coast of England is a tunnel or door made of limestone rock called durdle door. The door sits in the ocean, near a beach, which is also surrounded by rocky hills. The word “durdle” means drill in Old English.

You might have seen Durdle Door in the movie Nanny McPhee. Lots of people come here to visit and picnic every year. Durdle Door is owned by a private family. The family owns over 12,000 acres of land around the area.

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Beautiful Durdle Door Image - Science for Kids All About Durdle Door

Off the coast of England is a tunnel or door made of limestone rock called durdle door. The door sits in the ocean, near a beach, which is also surrounded by rocky hills.

Fun Facts about Durdle Door for Kids

  • Durdle Door first began forming over 140 million years ago.
  • This natural wonder was made by the sea slowly forming and shaping the rock.
  • You’ll see donut-shaped imprints in the rock at Durdle Door. These are fossils of an ancient forest.
Fossils on the Durdle Door Image

You’ll see donut-shaped imprints in the rock at Durdle Door. These are fossils of an ancient forest.

Durdle Door Vocabulary

  1. Limestone: soft rock
  2. Durdle: drill
  3. Fossils: ancient animal or plant remains imprinted in rocks
Durdle Door's Height Image

All About Durdle Door: At its tallest point, Durdle Door is 200 feet.

Learn More All About Durdle Door, English Natural Wonder

Enjoy this lovely video all about Durdle Door:

A video tour about the location and facts about the Durdle Door.

Durdle Door Q&A

Question: How tall is the arch at Durdle Door?

Answer: At its tallest point, Durdle Door is 200 feet.

 

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