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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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National Trust treasure

Wonderfully maintained medieval castle with loads of historical information, ruins and stunning views

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully maintained medieval castle with loads of historical information, ruins and stunning views

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

As you approach the pretty village of Corfe you cant miss the Castle as it towers over the village, sitting high on the hill. You can understand why a castle was built here as it has commanding views of the surrounding area. Its a National trust property and its expensive to enter, its not like many Castles as it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Others here have complained of the price, and I can understand why. You pay a lot to wander around some ruins. There aren't interactive exhibits or models. There are however, a reasonable number of explanatory notices around, and a fun treasure hunt for children. THe views are amazing, and getting up close to the ruins is really great.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have found Corfe Castle fascinating and enchanting as an adult and as an child. This castle is certainly easy to find and has NT parking at the base easily found with the brown NT signs or you can use pay and display parking in the village. Even better get the Swanage railway!! Staff friendly and foot paths well marked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This castle has an impressive history but it's a shame that only that remains from such a big castle ....wasn't bad at all because you can wear some old clothes , you can enjoy the sun on the grass and even have a picnic meanwhile you can enjoy the beautiful views .

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Really fascinating place in lovely little village in Dorset. We had lovely weather on our trip which must help a lot but definitely worth a visit and a walk nearby if you are up to it.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Castle is well worth a visit. Steeped in history with plenty of information on hand to let visitors know what they are looking at. No dislikes at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fascinating piece of English history well presented. Easy to spend a couple of hours being absorbed in the former residence and banqueting place for some of the Royalty of long ago. I didn't know how important a castle this was in it's day, despite going past it many time over the past 50 years. Fantastic views of the countryside. Go... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited Corfe castle on a nice day in February. It was really nice because it wasn't crowded at all, and we had no problem with parking either. Dogs are allowed so we had a really nice walk through the castle.

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Southampton
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A very popular attraction albeit that it is basically a ruin. Perched on a hill there is a pleasant walk up to the castle with the reward of some fine views of the surrounding countryside from the top. You can also see Corfe Castle station and the railway line and occasionally a steam locomotive in it's majestic splendour steaming by.... More 

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