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“A real hidden Gem”
Review of Corfe Castle

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.
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“A real hidden Gem”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Corfe castle is not just an old ruin but also a quaint little whole village which you must see. There is also a steam railway which takes you right back to the golden age of steam. If you are in the area please don't miss this little gem of a place.

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“Picturesque and very interesting.”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Corfe Castle is a really impressing and absolutely beautiful old castle ruin with an interesting historical background. Definitely worth the admission fee! National Trust Members go free. Clean toilets are provided at the castle, several tea rooms are nearby in the village.
Use the steam train from Swanage to get there if you can - it's really atmospheric and you avoid parking troubles.

Visited October 2013
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London, England
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“Superseded expections”
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”
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”
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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