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“Superseded expections”
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Corfe Castle
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Owner description: 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.
London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superseded expections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Since learning about Corfe as a gap settlement in geography lessons I finally got to visit the castle many years later and was so impressed. The castle was much larger than expected and the history very interesting. The views were lovely and we were lucky enough to see the steam train pass by. Corfe village is also worth a wander especially the small museum. The NT tea room had a lovely wood fire if you visit in cold weather and plenty on the menu to choose from. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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“History to know about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great walk round if you have the enery to go all round it and to see the view is brilliant for Corfe Castle and surrounding area from the castle, the history surrounding the castle is so interesting buy a guide book from the castle or the local gift shop about Corfe and the area all round Dorset

Visited November 2013
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“Lovely afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We went here during half term week being National Trust members it was free entry! We had no children with us, but could see the kids enjoyed sending their teddies and toys down a zipline from the top of castle to the gateway. It was a windy day but the views were spectacular!

With all the pumpkins around in the village and in the castle it was like a Harry Potter set.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Really Surprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We went here during half term week and I must say whilst I was sceptical about seeing a load of ruins it was actually really good!

Firstly, we are National Trust members and so it was free entry! Secondly as it was half term they had laid on a few cool things for the kids. The teddy bear zip wire from high up on the castle wall was a particular highlight.

Kids loved clambering around the stone work and despite it being a very windy and gloomy day, the views were spectacular!

Well done NT!

Visited October 2013
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“Magnificent even in ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is quite an important historic castle, built originally by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century. Henry I, John, and Henry III all made significant changes and improved the fortifications. The Parliamentarians laid siege to the Castle in the Civil War, at first with no success, but a second siege was successful, apparently with the help of a traitor on the inside. Parliament ordered the Castle demolished in 1645, and they did a thorough job of blasting down the defensive walls and the castle keep. What’s left now are walls and buildings tilted at odd angles and the remnants of what was once a mighty fortress. The vistas from the Castle to the village and countryside below are magnificent, especially against the sparking blue sky on the day we were there. The village also has some interesting cottages.

Visited October 2013
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