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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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Visited as we are members of the NT . Parking was good as was the small cafe . The castle itself was far better than I had anticipated . When you get inside you understand what an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited as we are members of the NT . Parking was good as was the small cafe . The castle itself was far better than I had anticipated . When you get inside you understand what an achievement it was to build it . Great location and difficult to imagine how they got all that stone up there . It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A Beautiful area. The castle is full of history and has stunning views. The staff are very helpful and know their history. There is also a timeline that shows the castle's past. The village that surrounds the castle is kept well and is full of history. There is a walk opposite Corfe castle that takes you up the hill behind... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a stay in Corfe which was lovely. Great National Trust property and very well Mel. Cost about £17 for two adults and we were there about 1 hour. Nice tea rooms and shop next door and some really nice walks from the village. Parking nearby but small so use the park and ride or possibly the... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are National Trust members, so I can't comment on the entry price, but it really is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours. We parked in the car park at the bottom of the hill, which is also free to NT members. It was a bank holiday, so the car park was full and we had to... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due a Masterpiece of its own, hauntingly beautiful. Frequent family events, with excellent interactive, expert displays. First class attraction, but slightly expensive. Will re-visit. Loved by my entire family.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable visitor experience. Great views of the village and surrounding area. Well worth a visit, even more so if you are a National Trust member.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a crisp sunny winters day. It is an imposing ruin of a castle as you approach & equally impressive once inside. There is much to see & look at with information points as you walk around it. We spent 2hours in there but could easily spend longer. Noticed many families setting up picnics (e en though it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hour or so meandering around the castle using our NT membership, the views from the top are fabulous. Despite the large number of visitors on a crisp winters day, there was still plenty of space to mooch around and try and work out how the Castle used to look in its heyday. There are several information points dotted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is visible from afar and its imposing structure is even more dramatic the closer you get. It is worth a good detailed visit to understand its significance historically and to admire tis impregnable defences. It was taken during the Civil War but through trickery. You cannot but admire its natural defensive position turned to advantage with steep sides... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't go through the official gate for £9 as views could be achieved with a camera from the car park or the village (which is gorgeous) and there is a short trail / walk from the back of the village up a small hill from where you can get an even closer view.

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