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Corfe Castle

National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
01929 481294
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Norfolk
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Dramatic setting perched over the village and visible for miles. Suitably ruined to have atmosphere but enough remaining to get the feel of how spectacular it was. We visited on a sunny afternoon and saw it at it's best. Being school holidays, there were lots of children thoroughly enjoying themselves, whether with a quiz sheet or just exploring the nooks... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The most spectacular ruin ever, well worth seeing if you are in the area. It will feel very familiar, one of the most photographed castle ruins in the UK!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took our children to Corfe Castle today..... Yet another fantastic National Trust piece of heritage. Fun quiz for the children, archery, games and medals. The sun made it even more special. Well worth a visit B-)

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Hampshire
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I think we were lucky that on the day we visited that there was a medical visit set up because otherwise I don't think that a ruined castle would really be worth the £8 to get in. That said there are some fantastic views and it is a great place to see the steam trains. Staff are very friendly and... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Corfe Castle is always dramatic no matter the weather. We visited, again, recently; although we haven't been here for a good few years. This ruin never fails to impress and the views of the castle and from it are something else. During our visit there were lots of activities for youngsters and those that still think they are to join... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Situated on a picturesque hill in a chocolate box village, Corfe Castle is indisputably pretty, very interesting and the perfect place to play hide and seek. Whenever you visit the castle, there's always some kind of treasure hunt or crayon rubbing activity on for children. If you're lucky, in the holiday season, they might be celebrating Enid Blyton Day or... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were very fortunate to visit Corfe Castle on a beautiful spring day when it was pretty empty. It is the best castle I've been to for children, since there are fantastic nooks and crannies to scramble over and secret 'rooms' they found for themselves and for dragons to hide in. We had a wonderful time and we didn't have... More

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Wiltshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I loved the castle and the NT staff were lovely but the village is a little spoiled by the amount of road traffic. It must be awful in the summer. My advice would be to walk up the hill behind the castle (North) and take in the views of the castle and steam railway. You can see Bournemouth and Poole... More

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Sutton
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife not keen on old ruined castles but this one blew her (&me) away! The sheer scale of them and views from them. Corfe village is a charm - do try the cream tea. National Trust run - check it out - breath taking...

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a national trust property right in Corfe Village and a stones throw from the Swanage Railway station at Corfe. Its a great place to visit with good views around from the top of the castle grounds. The ruins are extensive and you get a good feel for the siege that went on there during the civil war. If... More

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