Corfe Castle Model Village

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Corfe Castle Model Village
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
If you would like to know how the castle would have looked before destruction by Cromwell in 1646, a visit to the model village shows Corfe Castle and the village in 1/20th scale. Set in beautiful Purbeck surroundings, also with giant games, enchanted fairy garden, working stocks and pillories and croquet. There is on site the Courtyard Tea Room for good quality reasonably priced snacks with a wide range of gluten free options.
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Jane T
Portsmouth, UK47 contributions
A journey back to the 1950s
Nov 2021
The village was a surprise and we didnt know it was there. It was quite small and quaint like going back to the 50s but really enjoyed it. It was a little expensive but great time. It could be improved by a few more recent houses etc.
Written November 27, 2021
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Loveless35
3 contributions
Lovely venue
Oct 2021 • Family
A stunning location, very clean and welcoming.
We stopped for lunch, great portion size and arrived piping hot!
Great team and atmosphere.
Written October 26, 2021
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alicebaldwin42
Reading, UK7 contributions
Yummy Food, Chilly Interior
Oct 2021
Only visited the cafe here, not the model village itself. The food was a little pricey but was absolutely delicious and a welcome treat after being battered by the wind up Corfe Castle! Just be prepared that if you sit inside it is absolutely freezing, but the courtyard looked like a lovely sun trap, even in mid-October
Written October 26, 2021
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Bob W
Sandown, England, United Kingdom249 contributions
Giant steps back in time
Sep 2021
Model villages are quintessential British fun, with an educational slant. Corfe Castle's little gem imagines the ruined castle as it was before it assisted villagers in building their cottages. Crouch down for a proper street view, then look around for the "real world" context. Comparisons with larger model villages are inappropriate - this is little Corfe for big visitors, and in that sense it is lovely.
Written September 27, 2021
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Casablanca
9 contributions
Very poor value for money
Aug 2021
There really was very little to see here. A small garden, which although nicely planted, contained just a few poorly maintained models in addition to the model of the castle. A few garden gnomes/fairy figures. Very bad value for the money, we spent less than 15 mins inside, and could have walked around in 5 minutes. With the high prices in the cafe, it would be better to offer the visit free to patrons.
Written August 21, 2021
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JaneSCroydon
Croydon, UK10 contributions
Nice lunch in v pretty garden
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely lunch and cream tea and a wander round the model village after going round the castle. Staff friendly and helpful. Garden is lovely to sit in and games to entertain the children. We found it charming only wished we had more time to linger.
Written August 11, 2021
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Krazy_Kayaker
Hertfordshire172 contributions
Play area for kids - not for adulls.
Aug 2021 • Couples
We have a model village near us called beckonscot and it's a world in its own.. . So was expecting something simular... turns out it's more of a play area for kids and not for adults! We feel it's not worth the £4.20 each (£8.40)
Written August 8, 2021
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Jason B
1 contribution
Amazing
Aug 2021
Beautiful place with pretty mode village(a copy of the main village) and a beautiful garden with tables and chairs where you can taste the best cream tea.
Written August 7, 2021
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travellingjacks
Reading, UK90 contributions
Good for 5 mins
Aug 2021 • Family
It’s very dated and not up kept. Windows fallen off and things missing which you are supposed to look out for.

So much more could be made of this attraction but it looks unloved.
Written August 5, 2021
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Angela Reyna
1 contribution
Lovely time
Jul 2021
We spent a couple of hours in the garden as we had lunch.
The model village is very pretty. The ticket is valid for seven days what suits the holiday makers.
Our children really enjoyed the games and the fairy garden.
Written August 1, 2021
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Corfe Castle Model Village is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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