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Corfe Castle Model Village

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Address: The Square | Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 481234
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lovely way to spend an afternoon

What a lovely place to visit. The model village is great, the garden is beautiful with lots of garden games. Also a fairy garden which is delighful for the littlies. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rachel T
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Preston, United Kingdom

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to visit. The model village is great, the garden is beautiful with lots of garden games. Also a fairy garden which is delighful for the littlies. The food was lovely and the service excellent. Also, free admission for seven days!

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Thank Rachel T
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this - thought it might be a bit naff but it was actually a nice tea room overlooking a well-tended garden with small lawn for croquet and other games. It probably helped that it was a lovely day and inexplicably empty in the early afternoon when we visited, but we had a very relaxing time wandering about and... More 

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Thank SecretSquirrel23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe some of the reviews on here about this place that are complaining about the £3.75 entry fee which means you can come back there any time during your stay in Corfe! The Model Village is lovely and such an amazing day out for all ages. The village itself is very well looked after and the staff are... More 

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Thank Lisa T
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love model villages. I love looking at them and saying "Oh look, there's a man in the back yard, fast asleep, with a cat about to grab his lunch" etc. Not much of that here. Admittedly, the model village is about 50 years old and we have higher expectations of entertainment now, but it is lacking in detail, with... More 

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Thank Pollystar777
York, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corfe Castle Model Village is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful gardens lead past a croquet pitch, fairy garden and colourful flower beds to the model village area. An exact replica of Corfe Castle village and the castle as it would have been before the Civil War. Don't miss the two Roundheads or the stocks as you move towards the lawned... More 

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Thank Robert B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place but i thought the houses could have had more detail. The castle was impressive but theres not much else to do so found it quite over priced for its content

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Thank Milly P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are like me and the thought of a 'model village' sends shivers down your spine then think again. We had a little time on our hands and after a superb meal in the little restaurant we decided to 'bite the bullet' and have a look around, I'm glad we did. This model village is really geared to the... More 

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Thank MLodge999
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the ruined castle, but weren't sure if we would have time to visit the model village as well. I'm so glad that we did because the village is so impressive. Set in a garden, the model is a concrete version of the castle and surrounding village. The castle itself is about 6ft high, and the attention to detail... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 3 year old and baby and a lovely time. Not too busy for a midweek visit and a lovely cafe too

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Thank ralphdubber
Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Attempted to visit this attraction, waited a long time in a queue to pay our entrance fee, price seemed high. At the time staff were very busy selling ice creams. A "manager" appeared and asked if anyone was wanting entrance to the village and we responded along with (eight ?) others. She then just went away! After queuing for a... More 

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emilyBournemouth, Owner at Corfe Castle Model Village, responded to this review

Dear AlbertTheAuditor, I am very sorry to read your review. I think there may have been a breakdown in communications, as customer care is of the utmost importance to us. I looked at your other reviews, and see one for the main castle, which mentions live music from the garden of the pub. They have live music only on Bank... More 

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