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Corfe Castle

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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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Excellentt and interesting day out

I took my 2 sons (10yr and 7yr old) to Corfe castle it had beautiful views, interesting history and was just a lovely day out

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took my 2 sons (10yr and 7yr old) to Corfe castle it had beautiful views, interesting history and was just a lovely day out

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the steady walk up to the ruins of the castle which are beautiful and shroud plenty of history. The views are amazing seeing for miles. It is a National Trust castle

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited Corfe Castle with my folks. It's a magnificent structure, and reasonably well preserved. The National Trust oversee it, and seem to be doing a pretty good job - you're able to walk in and out of most parts of the site. There are some breathtaking views from the top, and you can see the steam train go past... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The castle is great but the tearoom has got to get its act together. I was very rudely told by a member of staff that the tearoom did not do sandwiches in the afternoons. This is unacceptable. Teatime means sandwiches, cream teas and cakes. As a National Trust Life Member who also has Asperger's Syndrome I would have expected more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

2 adults and 14 yr old boy on a cloudy Thursday afternoon. This fits more into the "pile of stones" than castle. This isn't the typical National Trust fare (complete building full of furniture) you could almost discribe this as one of the NT preserved landscapes with the remains of a castle on it. The main NT car-park is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I gave Corfe Castle 5/5 simply for the amazing views and the beauty of the site. This is definitely helped by visiting on a nice day. If you are interested in learning about the castle's history make sure you get the audio guide and/or the guidebook as there were not many information panels around the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The castle is well worth the steepish climb but it is worth noting that this is not a castle to let little children run about in due to steep drops and uneven surfaces. Staff are on hand to answer questions about the history of the castle and the views are amazing.When we visited there was a medieval market at the... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the oldest castles in England with an amazing history, stunning views from the summit, worth a visit....

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A lovely ruin with beautiful views. This castle is one of Dorset's most iconic attractions. On the day that we visited a medieval village was set up in the grounds which was fantastic for our 8 year old, he learnt a lot of historical facts that day in a really fun way.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We're National Trust members so it was free to park and to get in. If you're not a member be prepared to pay for parking in the NT car park and the entrance fee to the castle. There is a lovely riverside walk from the car park to the castle itself, which includes stepping stones across the river if you're... More 

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