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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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AMAZING, BREATH TAKING.

we visited this amazing national trust castle it was breathtaking, the view history and lots of family things to do even with 13yrs and 18yrs old were not bored very friendly view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

we visited this amazing national trust castle it was breathtaking, the view history and lots of family things to do even with 13yrs and 18yrs old were not bored very friendly view were amazing the little village shops are so tiny the bakery was awasome YOU MUST VISIT out of this world. this castle is haunted so if like myself... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great National Trust attraction, lots to do and always seem to have interesting themed stuff going on to occupy repeat visitors. We took 20 scouts here and they enjoyed it and engaged in the demonstrations and history. Slightly feel sorry for the two staff at the gate who had to check tickets, enforce the no-buggies rule and seemingly police the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Kids loved it, all the ruins are accessible for climbing (not like in Stonehenge), the vistas are breathtaking. It feels like you are thrown back in time, especially with the steam train in the distance. The entrance fee is reasonable, the walk from the parking to the site is picturesque and even includes a play nature... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed wandering around Corfe castle(admittedly in the pouring rain) but my husband was underwhelmed, saying it was just a ruin! I have to take his views into account I suppose. It would be a great place for a picnic in better weather. The view from the village of Corfe is the best place to get the full impact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Corfe Castle has lots to offer for kids of all ages ... and spectacular views. We spent the afternoon climbing the ruins, taking in the views and for the kids there also were different puzzles to solve ... Free for National Trust members, family ticket £21. Also recommend exploring the Village ... excellent ice creams and coffees ... For a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Love Corfe Castle. Built 1,000 years ago, the castle is crumbling. No roof! But you get a terrific sense of how imposing it was back in the day, and what lesser castles looked like. It's a lot of fun climbing around the castle keep and looking out of the view from atop Corfe. Corfe was the setting for many family... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If visiting the beached at Studland and Swanage, it's well worth a visit to Corfe Castle on the way. Entry is free for National Trust members but perhaps the £9 normal entry fee is a touch high considering you'll likely to stay for only an hour. The Castle is still in good condition considering it's age. Some of the attractions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of surrounding area, good tea shop and gift shop very knowledgable staff, the village of Corfe is a picture book village

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Corfe Castle is "can't miss" for our family when we visit England. The ruins have held up nicely over the years and offers a glimpse into English history that dates back many hundreds of years. There is a fairly decent walk up to the ruins, after all, Corfe is located in the Purbeck Hills. Many areas to bring a picnic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the second time I have visited Corfe Castle and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. It is a stunning ruin with very scenic views and an excellent site for exploring or just sitting and watching the world pass by. My only critique would be that National Trust are constantly pestering you to join at every... More 

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Additional Information about Corfe Castle

Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
Phone Number: 01929 481294
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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