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Corfe Castle

National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
01929 481294
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

the car park is a 5 to 10 minute walk up a narrow path next to a road. as we have a young child one of us dropped stayed by the castle entrance with our daughter while other drove car to carpark to walk back. We visited when the castle had a festival of archeology on with crafts available. There... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are few more iconic sites in England than the ruins of Corfe Castle - symbol for many of the Isle of Purbeck. With careful preparation, you can enjoy a magnificent day here. Whilst there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the village of Corfe, taking a picnic offers you the chance to sit on the cascading... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic outdoor attraction. Lots of see and do. I feel grateful that the National trust looks after this for us all. Lovely place for a walk. We have visited every year for the past decade and counting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As a family we enjoy visiting historical sites and we all enjoyed our visit. It was also great to have the stalls at the entrance telling us how everyone would have lived when the castle was in its prime my children also enjoyed the sword fighting lessons

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loads and loads of history all carefully explained. I thought this was going to be just a pile of rocks but there is much more standing and very interesting. Bit of a climb though - not good for any disability although wheel chairs would give access to 80%. Experience enhanced by re-enactment volunteers of which the potters and smithy were... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well thought out parking but having to pay for that as well as the £8 each to actually gain access to the castle is a bit much. Easy walk round the base of the castle from the carpark and fairly easy walking once in the grounds. Worth it for the views on such a sunny day.

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Portchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Bridport. There is a visitor centre with a large car park, but the centre didn't open until 10 so couldn't use the cafe or loos! We then walked a short but pleasant, leafy distance to the castle itself. It is very dog friendly, a huge plus for us! The site is very interesting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

this is very much a ruin but if you like history just has to be visited,great views across to swanage,and good info around castle

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What an amazing place Corfe Castle is, a fantastic ruin with glorious views across the surrounding Dorset Jurrasic Coastline. Not only is this wonderful National Trust attraction a 'must visit' Corfe Village has a fine array of Pubs, food and small convenient shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The castle can be seen from some distance away and looks stunning and magnificent. The walk up to the castle was easy and the walk round enhanced by the spectacular views from the castle walls. One of my favourite castles.

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