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Address: The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 481294
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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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Walked to the castle from the station park and ride carpark approx 3/4 of a mile. Amazing views of the castle and railway track. Steeped in history, lovely village to walk around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked to the castle from the station park and ride carpark approx 3/4 of a mile. Amazing views of the castle and railway track. Steeped in history, lovely village to walk around too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Corfe Castle (that I can remember) and holds a very special place in my heart. The first time I visited was when I was 8 and I love the fact that now in my 40's nothing has changed. I love sitting among the ruins and thinking about what life would have been like for... More 

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

Having joined the National trust recently, this castle was on my must see list. Its an impressive sight from afar, sitting high on a mould, so can be seen for miles around. The walk up to the castle from the car park takes around 10 minutes, but its a pleasant walk and seating on route if needed. Once at the... More 

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

Our grand children love visiting here when they come to stay with us, although disappointed the NT charges such high fees for children at all their attractions. English Heritage lets children visit free. They love rolling down the steep slopes!! There is always a good Easter Egg hunt each year and other interesting events especially set up for children at... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Corfe was a Royal Castle. Kings used it as one of the five royal castles. King John kept his crown jewels here. Edward II was imprisoned here. Much torturing and murder took place. After an act of Parliament the Castle was then blown up from the inside by engineers. There are many fine walks all around the castle. Huge car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit with some great photo opportunities within the grounds and information dotted around on plaques to teach you about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to Corfe Castle by friends who live not far away. It's a great example of what can happen when you own the "best castle around" but then get crossways with stronger forces. It's a great inspiration for imagining what life was like centuries ago - and which role you might have played - lord? tenant farmer? servant?... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

corfe itself is very pretty and the Castle well worth a visit if you are in the area, it is essentially a ruin having been destroyed in the English civil war. there are quite a few steps and slopes so not easy for the less able bodied but we had our border terrier puppy with us and it was dog... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a days outing we took our time walking around the castle. I didn't realise how much history there is in Dorset. There was ample historical information at the castle to paint a picture of how things possibly looked when the castle was fully operational. We planned to take the train to Swanage but ran out of time as there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Corfe Castle on a sunny November day and were not disappointed. Although on a steep mound, the trek up to the top was easy enough, even for our 74 year old Mother! There are a few notice boards around which tell you about the history of the Castle, very interesting. There are also a few benches so you... More 

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