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Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
Phone Number: 01929 481294
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Description: 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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This castle has to be seen to be believed - it is stunning - one of Englands finest! A wonderful step back in time - great to be able to take a lovely walk round the whole of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This castle has to be seen to be believed - it is stunning - one of Englands finest! A wonderful step back in time - great to be able to take a lovely walk round the whole of the castle or enter through the village centre. Good value as you can spend as much time as you wish wandering around... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not our first visit, we are lucky to live within easy driving distance, nice drive, good food to look forward to on our return home and a good amount of exercise to get you nice and hungry. You need to be fairly fit for this visit, if you want to see the excellent views and sample the unique atmosphere you... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Castle inn,great food and atmosphere.bus ride to poole and swanage,and lulworth castle. Meander through the village and drink with the locals.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What can you say its breathtaking for its age. A must if you are in the area, sadly we were out of season and could not do the railway which would have completed the Corfe experience.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

amazing castle locations in the UK, perched atop a hill between two other hills it has a very eerie feel about it. I am very biased as this place is strongly connected to our Handfasting ceremony!!! It is national trust but don't let that put you off, lots of activities in the school holidays for kids, a big castle to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Expensive to get in. recommend going across the other side and climbing the hill by the railway line for alternative views. you can even watch the steam trains to. model village cafe very nice with happy friendly staff and good food/tea/coffee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Weather your looking up at them or up looking down on the village it's brilliant. It's lovely to see the are maintaining the ruins so they will be there for my children's children to see. Wonderful lit, we go on the train to swanage in the evening to look at them. Would be great for photography shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We travelled about 30 mins by car from Lulworth Cove and it was so worth the taxi trip. Beautiful ruins to walk around and explore. It's on a hill so you can look down on the town and it's lovely. Also a great view of the steam train as it goes by. It's not a very big site but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lots of climbing to a great little ruin of a castle. It would have been a spectacular skyscraper hundreds of years ago. Totally awesome. The views alone are worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Was very nice day, which added to the drama of the ruins. Staff all very helpful, was mentioned that it wasn't too muddy, so not sure whether this has / could be an issue. Bit of a walk uphill and scramble around the ruins, so defiantly not for anyone not fully mobile. Really enjoyed the freedom to roam around. Well... More 

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