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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited here in February. Not sure why it has taken me so long to write a review. It is great fun and if I were six again I had have enjoyed it even more. While we were there they had a medieval themed treasure hunt going on around the castle ground for the children as well... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Great place with really good views over town and surrounding areas. Only spent a few hours there but felt that was enough. Like most of these places timing is everything and it's best to go when its quiet and it could do with a bit more in terms of historical marker boards but there are guides at the ticket office... More

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Knowing it was 'around here somewhere' we set off to find the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kieron Castle. We were disappointed tht Google told us it was open until 6 when last entry is at 4. Their own website is more clear however! We headed back the next day and spent a wonderful couple of hours at a wonderful attraction... More

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swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Loved our visit to Corfe Castle - interesting little historical facts and amazing views. One of the most important royal palaces - now a ruin but really worth a visit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This is well worth the visit. A piece of our history. Lots to do for the kids and the place is great to look around. Not for those who can't climb though lol. Great views. A must see

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

You can see this place for miles around and looks small until you get inside. Such a lovely old castle that I recommend you visit if your in Dorset. The village is also beautiful with lovely quaint pubs and shops.

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We came to visit on a beautiful sunny day. Very interesting with little plaques of information dotted around. There was a stall where you could try on some olde world clothes which is fun. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the beautiful little village!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great attraction a real step back in time. Even though the castle is a ruin now you still get a sense of what life may have been like there. Fantast views of Corfe & a must if visiting the area. Staff lovely & helpful.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Corfe Castle is a fascinating place to visit. Its setting is spectacular and the fact that it is partly destroyed (thanks to Oliver Cromwell) allows the visitor to get a better understanding of how it was constructed. An added bonus is the lovely town, worth exploring.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Brought back to life by the National Trust. These ruins are fascinating and very awe inspiring, firstly it's hard to imagine this castle being built almost a thousand years ago! While wandering around it's easy to become absorbed in imagining what life was like back in it's heyday. One thing I really liked was that you are free to wander... More

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