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Corfe Castle

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Address: The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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+44 1929 481294
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Fun, informative, great views and wore the kids out!

Firstly we are NT members so can't comment on price or value for money. As NT members we didn't pay for anything. The car park was free as was entry to the castle. Parking: We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly we are NT members so can't comment on price or value for money. As NT members we didn't pay for anything. The car park was free as was entry to the castle. Parking: We parked in the NT car park just next to the castle. There is an information place where you can get a map and guide, use... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We're National Trust members so didn't have to pay to get in. Bit slippery underfoot on the cobbled footpath going up the hill to the castle so take care. Wonderful old ruins and interesting history. Great views as well.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped off in Corfe Castle on our way home after a long weekend in the area. There is a nice walk form the car park up to the castle itself which was nice as it runs next to the small river. The castle is very interesting with great views over the local area and the village below. We had... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Glad now National Trust members as quite expensive to get in but lots going on. Quest to answer the questions to get an arm band, story teller who brought the stories alive. Aerial slide for soft toys was a hit. So easy to imagine 'the olden times'. Lots of information available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful village and very picturesque surrounding area. Castle itself is a little pricey to visit as basically very little left, so can't really spend much time here. However all in all a nice way to spend a couple days of hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my husband and I have been to the area as children so a trip to Corfe Castle was a trip back in time for us. Children loved the trail and teddy zip line while we enjoyed the view. Great facilities, clean toilets and nice local Bakery.

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Thank Sarah R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the castle from a high point on another ridge across from the hill where the castle is actually located. This was as part of the Jurassic Safari. We got a great information on the castle's history from our guide Gary and loved the overall views. There are some lovely shops and cafes to get a bite to eat.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has lots of history and even though it was raining it was very evocative.I suggest you park in the National Trust car park just outside town and walk round the castle to get to the town centre. Very special not to be missed and even the kids will enjoy it..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A memorable place to visit, though not for those with limited mobility. Fabulous views on a clear day. Educational too, if you take the time to read all the information offered by The National Trust..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Corfe is a lovely little village , very picturesque , and in the back ground this beautiful set of ruins . You can walk up to it if you have the energy and the cash. However, it is still a sight worth seeing and a lovely place to visit for an afternoon

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