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Corfe Castle

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Address: National Trust | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ , England
Phone Number: 01929 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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Amazing, historic castle

The castle was amazing, especially in the sun. The views of the town are incredible and the old ruins really provide for an authentic experience. Great opportunity for some great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle was amazing, especially in the sun. The views of the town are incredible and the old ruins really provide for an authentic experience. Great opportunity for some great pictures and an excellent way to spend a few hours. A must see in Dorset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed the night in Kingston and were the first to walk into the Castle at 1000. What a wonderful feeling to walk into the Castle and take in the views in peace and quiet. We really enjoyed learning about the history of this castle and walking around the ruined sections. It is well worth the trip and brilliant for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Corfe Castle dozens of times since childhood and it never fails to delight. It is a bonus to have a car park so near and the short walk to the castle can be undertaken on the raised path away from the traffic. You are always greeted by friendly National Trust staff who seem to genuinely enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the ruins expecting a quick look around before having to find something else to do to fill the day. However exploring the ruins and just taking time to appreciate the beautiful views took a couple of hours. On top of this Corfe had various tents set up displaying different things relating to life during the Tudor times. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arriving late morning, the NP car park, which is not big was full, however we didn't have to wait too long for a space. For National Trust members - it is free - charge for other visitors. NP cafe next door - catering limited. Following the signpost we followed the path round the castle to the entrance. The castle although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful surroundings and well worth a visit. Surrounded by a lovely Village and the Scenes are spectacular all round. Belongs to National Trust who are obviously working hard to maintain it. I would definitely recommend a visit

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very helpful guides (staff) and information displays, and interesting Tudor display. The views from the mount were glorious on a clear sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle dominates the skyline! Charming village at the foot of the castle site. No National Trust parking, but also no admisdion charge for NT members. Car park is about 5 minutes walk away. Public toilets in the permit-only car park next door. Castle itself is situated on top of a steep hill. Once inside there are very uneven paths and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't help but wonder what it might have looked like before the destruction into ruins. There is an image of the intact Corfe Castle at Kingston Lacy on a Statue at the side of the building by some steps. Wonderful views all the way to Poole can be seen from the Keep.There are tents in the Bailey of the castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited with grandchildren aged 3 and 6 years. We enjoyed the grounds and the ruins. The boys loved investigating all the nooks and crannies and we loved the history and the beautiful views.

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