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Corfe Castle

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Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
Phone Number: 01929 481294
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Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt...

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views.Castle - Discover 1000 years of the castle's history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner. Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife which has set up home in these facinating castle ruins.Shop - In the village square, our shop offers a range of products from pocket money treats to luxury locally made gifts.Tea Rooms - Indulge in a homemade Dorset cream tea in our delightful 18th centry tea rooms. Enjoy the summer garden with unrivalled castle views or the glowing open log fire in winter.Castle, shop and tea rooms open daily from 10am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Events and activities every weekend and all school holidays from April until September.

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Atmospheric castle with spectacular views

One of the most impressive, atmospheric castles I've visited. The man at the front desk was very helpful. The castle was well signposted with plenty of information posts. The view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most impressive, atmospheric castles I've visited. The man at the front desk was very helpful. The castle was well signposted with plenty of information posts. The view from the top was the highlight! The village below is also worth a visit. There are plenty of teahouses for lunch, and some lovely gift shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I again visited this place of interest, I even stayed for a couple of days, and the castle is a fantastic place to visit if this is your interest. The surrounding village is very quant and shows a lot of history and the architecture is worth taking note off.

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Thank Bourne1965
Bournemouth, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Corfe is a really pretty little place and lovely to visit any time of the year. There are superb walks in the surrounding area and a quaint old steam train passes through the village regularly. Great little old fashioned sweet shop in the village as well as some lovely pubs for lunch/dinner

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Thank scottishbirdscottie
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great day out with lots to look at! Would wear good walking shoes and take a packed lunch as nice area for a picnic in the summer!

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Thank Georgia C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly one of the most beautiful ruins in England, not much to see on how the castle would have functioned, perhaps needs an exhibition area? The medieval village added to the visit - interesting insight into crafts of the day

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a cold but clear winters day despite being bitterly cold we really enjoyed our visit the guides were incredible helpful friendly and well knowledgeable. Great for history and architecture lovers

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Nambour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by how high it looks from the car park as it winds around and the approach is fairly gentle. This an amazing ruin and tied up in the history of Great Britain. It evokes amazing pictures in the imagination of what it must have been like in centuries past - both good and bad! The National... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle in the last afternoon, a fabulous view from the top. Informative staff and if your National Trust members then it is free admission. A worthy visit whilst visiting the village.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just passing through this time, but always worth a stop. Herdwick sheep keeping the vertical ramparts in trim and making the most of what’s left of January grazing.

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Thank Doug H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Corfe Castle was a Royalist stronghold which was blown up by Cromwell's Army but even though it is a ruin it is still very impressive. It is perched on a hill above the town and there are two ways to reach it: the path which runs along by the side of the river at the base of the hill, longer... More 

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