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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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colchester
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle in July on a spectacular summer day. It's such a fun place for grownups and definitely kids. An added bonus was the couple demonstrating falconry inside the castle grounds. They educated the crowd, which was able to sit on the hillside just above where they and the falcons stood, on the history of falconry. They talked... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited and enjoyed the castle and it's grounds with friends. All were impressed with the history and ruins. If you walk up the back trail be sure and note the large rocks and sections of wall that lay where they fell when the castle was sacked.

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Ruislip
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our school visited Corfe Castle with our year 5 (9-10year olds) and we were given a guided tour of the ruins with lots of anecdotal stories from a wonderful volunteer guide. I would definitely recommend this attraction but be aware that it is outdoors and open to the elements so good weather is preferable! Parts are steep so not really... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited on our way back from Kimmeridge Bay. Really enjoyed the walk up to the top. Added bonus of some mediaeval crafting in progress as well.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As usual for the National Trust this is an interesting and well run attraction. The castle may be a ruin now, but you can always image what it was like before Oliver Cromwell and his motley crew destroyed it. Lots of information placards to tell you about different parts of the ruin as you walk around. The view of Corfe... More

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