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Corfe Castle

Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
Phone Number: 01929 481294
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt for adults and children...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

From the Visitor Centre car park (free for National Trust members), you can follow the path around the castle and up to the entrance in the village. The castle is a ruin having been destroyed by parliament in 1645 and is currently having some major restoration. On a nice sunny day the castle looks spectacular and the views from the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Well if you love walking and you are a history buff then you will love Corfe Castle..Its a must see and o yes the Ravens are back :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

WE had been to Corfe Castle before some years back, but it was a nasty November day. This was a cold and bright January and some years on and this experience outshone the previous one. NT properties are always welcoming. The Castle, over 1000 years old, fascinating. Personally I would habve liked a little more signage and explanatory information, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is a beautiful area and the views are stunning. Corfe village is also quaint and an area of natural beauty. Or e through the village to the downs.

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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is definitely worth a visit, but better on a sunny day. The countryside views from the top are pretty special. The climb is not as bad as it looks. Corfe itself is a pretty village to visit also.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have passed Corfe Castle so many times over the years and i never gone up to investigate. Well now I have and not dissappointed. As my wife and I were staying a few miles away at The Pig on the beach and having NT membership it had to be done. The walk up to the Castle is not as... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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148 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There really isn't a lot of this castle left but the village of Corfe is very nice. I'd say people go here for the activities and the views rather than the castle. It is rather a long round-about walk from the car-park to the castle. I have uploaded a few photos but I'd recommend spending the time at Durdle Door... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Been a couple of times and there are always activities for children to do as they walk round the ruins which my daughter loves. Its an interesting walk around and the views are good. Afterwards the tea rooms provide a lovely sandwich and drink while you sit in the gardens and look up at the castle. One tip: There is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Corfe Castle is located on the A351 between Wareham and Swanage. You will see the Castle on its hill top from quite a long way from it, There is a car park just before the corner below it. The car park is quite a walk from the Castle entrance 1/2 mile. You pay at the entrance -reasonable price. The Castle... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I grew up in a nearby town so have always loved this castle ruin, one of the finest in the country. Always a pleasure to visit for its majestic stature and wonderful views! As a new member to the National Trust the staff were very helpful with our questions and enquiries helping us resolve some issues. They were all friendly... More 

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