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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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Newcastle under Lyme
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The castle has a great history, and is far larger than it appears from the road. Well worth a visit, although some areas may be restrictive for wheelchair users, but still able to absorb the atmosphere and take in the terrific views.

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Blandford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have been sent a National Trust Touring Pass to use on a couple of attractions. So we choose a trip to Corfe Castle with our little boy. There were a couple of people dressed up in historical costume and there were a few games to play at the base of the castle. The actual ruins... More

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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Corfe Castle, and the surrounding village (and train station) were amazing. Such a wealth of history. The Castle itself was so interesting and the staff were extremely knowledgeable. The Village was charming from its cottages and shops to its Churches and public houses - a step back in time to a more sedate way of life. Would thoroughly recommend a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

And so did we. Stunning views, beautiful village, friendly people. A great day out with the dogs. We did some of the walks first then went into the castle. It was brill to be able to take them all around it.

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Dorset
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Super village in the wonderful Purbecks with its own castle. Full of history and views that are just stunning - a couple of hours here in the sun is time well spent. Children enjoyed the visit and although I have been a couple of times before I never tire of the scenery and just the 'feel' of the whole of... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
11 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We loved the village this was next to, and although it was a bit pricey (Circa £8 per adult) given it was something you would be in for a max 1.5 hours, we loved the views and location. We ate in the pub just next door which was really good (great cream teas!), and the village was also nice to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped by Corfe Castle on the way to Studland Bay area in mid-August, and some congestion can be expected as it summer holiday season. Paid parking by the hour at the bottom of the hill, and it was a 10-minute walk up to the castle ruins. There tents set up halfway up to the castle, and the people manning the... More

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Los Altos, CA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Supposedly this is the safest castle in England. It was high up there. Beautiful surroundings. Lovely day. Nothing more to ask for. With a castle having survived several hundreds of years, not sure how much more with all the children climbing everywhere and parents watching. The management says that they tell the parents but not quite sure whether they really... More

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I visited Corfe Castle with my family (6 adults) on a week day in the first week of Sept. It was a beautiful sunny day and we found it to be fairly quiet and un-crowded. We all really enjoyed exploring around, over and through the ruins of this beautiful castle. There were lots of informative signs placed around the castle... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A magnificent and evocative ruin which towers above the countryside. The views from the keep are spectacular

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