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Corfe Castle

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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...more
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The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481294
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All reviews national trust car park re enactment civil war medieval village steam train information boards surrounding countryside nt members worth the climb steeped in history worth a visit steep hill lots of history enid blyton pretty village amazing views
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We have just vistied Corfe Castle on a beautiful sunny day. Its one of the nicest National Trust places we have been and we have been members for 20 years. If you are in this part of Dorset pay it a visit. The cafe does...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An iconic site in a dramatic locations that should be part of any visit to Dorset. While the walk around the ruins was fascinating, I find Corfe Castle is best appreciated from a distance. I recommend a walk up West Hill for a great view...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great location, stunning views, very interesting but 30 minutes later all seen and done and after paying 12.50 entry fee this is an expensive half hour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 101viper111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great day there. We got there early so avoided queues and crowds. Cream tea in the cafe. We could see the steam trains go past. Also an active walk with good steps.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Claire V
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the iconic sights of Dorset. I've visited this castle several times over the years. It's a ruin so very dog friendly. When we visited there were lots of medieval games to have a go at and some examples of the crafts used to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle at the top of a fairly steep hill. It's possible to walk up to the castle without paying to go in, and even this is worth doing - nice views. Would imagine it is better still inside the castle bit we lacked time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with our two children (7 and 9) over the Bank Holiday weekend, and all had a lovely time. There were so interesting period re-enactments going on however they most liked the audio info posts talking about the Civil War.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tom_Blancmange
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in the area - in fact, even if you have to travel especially - visit Corfe Castle. A thousand years of history laid out before you and explained simply and concisely. If you’re only vaguely interested in history, you’ll enjoy your day. For...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stratton32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here first week of September specifically as it's featured on our favourite film by Mike Leigh 'Nuts in May'. I didn't realise the castle is 1000 years old which is amaing and on a nice day it's great to see the views and walk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are anywhere near. It is built on the top of a hill with amazing views. It is quite a step climb but worth it. I always wonder how they managed to build these places without the tools we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Joan G
April 2, 2019|
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Response from places2seeplaces2go | Reviewed this property |
If you are not driving then train from london to Bournemouth/Poole. Wareham is probably your best stop from there you should be able to get a bus or taxi. If you are looking for cheaper ways of travel National Express... More
Julie S
July 29, 2017|
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Response from OldBill2 | Reviewed this property |
According to their web page dogs are allowed on a short lead. Hope this helps - you will efinately enjoy your visit. Best regards Old Bill
April 30, 2016|
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Response from TONY M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but definitely but on a lead or you could loose down the edge!