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Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
Phone Number: 01929 481294
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Excellent, parking a nightmare

*** dog friendly *** Planned a visit in our holiday, and as national trust members we were really looking forward to it. getting to it was a nightmare with roadworks on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

*** dog friendly *** Planned a visit in our holiday, and as national trust members we were really looking forward to it. getting to it was a nightmare with roadworks on the approach road, and then absolutely no parking and long queues waiting, we ended up heading into corfe village and turning left into a little lane and by chance... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place and there was quite a lot going on with the reenactments and the people dressed in the period clothing. but the visitor centre is 1/3 mile away and is basically empty, so we could not find out much about the castle itself, shame really.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are really spectacular views from the castle of the town below. In addition it's a great example of a Norman castle. The National Trust had a mini quest for children to complete which made exploring the castle fun and engaging. In addition they got a medal on completion which was really appreciated by the little historians. There was a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was my third visit to Corfe Castle and as I visited during the week and not in term time, I was able to get a free parking space in the National Trust car park as I'm a member. I had coffee and scones in the National Trust cafe, which serves food and drink most of the day and has... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Corfe Castle with my daughter - we had a great time! There was plenty to explore in the village itself in addition to the castle. Interesting walks amongst the castle ruins and knowledably staff around. There was a Viking v Saxon re-enactment going on while we were there which was well organised and exciting to watch. Would reccommend

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely walk round the castle. The weather was great which was key as you're very open to the elements. They also had a fun birds of Prey display on which was great. Worth a look for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Terrific for families. Beautiful grounds, lots to explore, incredible, incredible views. Our kids would have stayed for hours. We went back a couple days later on the same trip so they could do the "Warrior Training" on a holiday Saxon-Viking reenactment day. Uncrowded and special. A+

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Didn't have a lot of time before closing but was still worth having a good look round. Views of the surroundings are superb no wonder it was chosen as a castle site. Nice to see the steam train passing nearby also.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Being National Trust members we re visited Corfe Castle while on a short break in Dorset. The castle dominates the skyline above Corfe village and is seeped in history. Being a hill fortress there is a lot of climbing to do up the hill and while exploring the ruins on may levels and may not be easy for those with... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were fortunate to choose Corfe Castle for our tour destination this day. It was such a majestic site looking up, far up from the parking area. We walked thru the village on our way to the top. A battle reenactment was taking place this day, the Vikings vs the Saxons. The castle grounds span a wide area, there were... More 

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