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Address: The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
Phone Number: 01929 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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Get there at opening time, 10am. Park near or park at Nordon station. national trust so free for members. Half day experience unless there is something going on. This month it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get there at opening time, 10am. Park near or park at Nordon station. national trust so free for members. Half day experience unless there is something going on. This month it is all about the Tudors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved it so much we went 2 days in a row. We arrived just as it was closing so had half an hour on our own in the castle as everyone else had left then went back the next day for reenactments and dressing up. My boys absolutely loved it!

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing place. Although a ruin, it's a must visit castle. Steeped in history, you get a sense of how life was for the inhabitants of the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in Corfe for a few hours on our way home. Expensive for non national trust members but a worthwhile spectacular spot all the same.

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Honefoss, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great old Castle with a lot of history. Easy access and informative.View from the castle was lovely. Display of old craftsmanship in the courtyard.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a spectacular location. Since our last visit, there is now more information and activities available about the castle and its history. Great for young families.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been before in a group who had National Trust membership it was free to enter then. This time I returned with my son and had to pay, we went at a peak time. I stood outside and priced up how much it would cost us to get in. I approached the ticket office and stated 1 adult 1 child... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely place for all the family . History , views and fresh air what more could you want . The mock village was lovely and the pep pole very informative . And great views of the swanage steam trains . The tea room was delicious too . All dog friendly and staf very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely volunteers with lots of knowledge. Great fun to be had for kids - dressing up, sword battles, games and instruments all available.

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Woodford Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked up the 'steep; side which was fun and the castle itself was stunning. Great views and the guides were all excellent. Not for the infirm though - lots of steps and rocks to climb over. A bit expensive but very interesting. Worth a visit.

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