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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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Stunning views

The views from the top are well worth the trip up the hill and the cream teas reward for the shuffle down, if you're travelling a way to get here plan something else to do too, as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The views from the top are well worth the trip up the hill and the cream teas reward for the shuffle down, if you're travelling a way to get here plan something else to do too, as it won't take long to take what's left of the castle in! NT members so can't comment on the costs.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Your first glimpse of this amazing castle is incredible not just because of its dramatic silhouette it strikes but also because shortly after you immediately wonder how parts of it are still standing! The castle sits high above a mound which is kept in check by many sheep. It is quite large and you need to use your imagination as... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My first view of Corfe Castle was from the A351 heading into Swanage. Around a bend and there it is, majestically balanced on a huge mound, it presents a jaw dropping moment when you wish you had a camera to hand. Its a brilliant outdoor experience and good for children and the able bodied. Built on a huge mound, an... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Core Castle was a place I visited during my childhood and youth, so it was lovely to be able to return and take my own children. We had the added bonus of the property now being National Trust, so entry and parking were both free. We were lucky with the weather, the sun shone, and out of the wind it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Amazing piece of English History,Corfe Castle is an amazing place to visit. The ruins are kept very well by the NT,lots of information and easy to navigate. The views are superb in all directions of the surrounding countryside. There is always something going on and events for the children. There is also the NT shop and cafe,both worth a visit.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Great day out. fantastic history all around. During school holidays the NT put on events for families, including a teddy zip wire! Anyone reasonably fit can make the treck up, however there are some very steep parts of the route and areas do get very slippery in the wet. Be sure to wear good walking boots. It can also get... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It costs £7.72 to gain entry to the castle & there isn't much left to see! The views are outstanding, but you really have to use your imagination when looking at the actual castle. The castle was built during the 11th century & it was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. The castle was sadly... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

corfe castle is obviously a castle ruin with excellent views over the countryside. We are in the national trust so didn't pay to go in. If I had paid, I think I would have found it a bit expensive.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An imposing, majestic, atmospheric ruin. A bit of an uphill trek, and some clambering to be done, but worth it for the view alone!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited on a very cold day, and had a very bracing walk! However, we really enjoyed the exercise, the views and reading all the snippets about its history as we went around the castle. The tea rooms were an absolute delight at the end of our visit - lovely fire to keep us warm. The coffees were good and... More 

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