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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I used to visit Corfe Castle quite often when I was a girl so it was a must-do on our recent holiday to Swanage. There were activities set up on the sides of the mound, with actors in authentic historical outfits, tents and displays. We hung around for a short while interacting with the actors, listening to their talks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Really great look around very interesting, wonderful views and very rich history. We visited August 2014 so it was very busy but we had a great day.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant afternoon of fun with the kids exploring and taking part in the varied activities available. Very talented people offering lots to look at and activities running throughout the day. All of our questions were answered by the knowledgable people. Weather was great and the views were better. A very imposing castle which didn't disappoint any of us. The adults... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I like the atmosphere, the people are happy and friendly, always ready to help. The railways day tickets is very good. its interesting to note that most of the workers are volunteers who are happy doing their jobs.I think Swanage is beginning to get overcrowded.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was a given that we were going to Corfe Castle on holiday (despite junior describing it as just a bunch of rocks) but hey soon changed their minds when asked to do a quest to get a medal. Suddenly it was a great adventure. Medaeval village and demonstrations as soon as you walk in which were very interesting. Great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a Famous Five fan, then this castle is a must. Kirren castle in the Famous Five series (books 1,5,6&20 I believe) are based on this castle. A quaint village to wander around in, reasonably priced pasties and delicious afternoon tea. All in all a great afternoon out.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wow! What a wonderful day out. Set on a hill in almost picturesque village this is definitely a must and I shall be going again. The day I visited it was very windy and overcast with the occasional break in the weather when the sun managed to show but it was still the most wonderful day out. There was lots... More

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Empingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was pouring so we didn't get the best of the views. Its an impressive ruin with great views, particularly of the Swanage Steam railway going past. The staff were great. We had forgotten our National Trust passes so they called in and verified our membership so we didn't have to pay. There was a small exhibition on Agincourt which... More

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited over the Bank Holiday Weekend - what a fantastic place was £20 entry on a family ticket - great value which makes a change these days - the castle is a fantastic place and lots to explore the children loved it and following the trail - lots of fun things for children to do such as sword fighting... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a super job nat trust are doing ,this is a lovely place with 1000 yrs of history ,my son and I were in a motorhome at the camping and caravan club site just a mile away ,the walk to Corfe was another great pleasure across the downs and then the super view as the castle gives into sight, awe... More

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