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Corfe Castle

The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481294
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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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The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481294
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely old ruined Castle with a fascinating 1000 year old History. Fantastic views right down to the Purbeck coast. Quite a climb around the ruins so would be challenging for those with mobility issues. The village is quaint as is the steam railway. There are...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful place with a lot of activities through the year. The views are fantastic. The staff is perfect and very helpful all the time. It is so nice to see that the staff really takes care of every visitor.

Thank Jan_Ke_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a national trust property and a must if in the area. We suggest not parking in the trust carpark as it is very busy and felt not so direct,park in the one in the main village by doctors surgery. This is, we felt,...More

Thank claireadixon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting castle with fascinating history going back to the Saxon times & onto the Civil War. Sections lean at angles which suggest imminent collapse and the overall effect is most impressive. The view is equally impressive, but it is quite a climb from the...More

Thank AndyHoldcroft
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely day at Corfu Castle, very busy as it was the school holidays but lots of extras laid on which we enjoyed. Very well managed.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle in a perfect setting, lovely walk from NT car park through the woodland. Stunning views on a clear day, set in the lovely village, well worth a visit

Thank Skippy16
Reviewed 5 days ago

Corfe castle village is worth a trip alone with its landscape, architecture and attractions. The castle is the iceing on the cake. Breathtaking ruins with actually alot to see. Entrance price is fair and the views from the top are fabulous. Overall the whole corfe...More

2  Thank MarkMahoney
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with a friend last weekend when there was a civil war re-enactment, lots of muskets being fired and people in costume rushing around. It made for a very atmospheric visit, despite the poor weather. We were going to stop for afternoon tea but felt...More

Thank tweedledumdedum
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky to arrive on a day when there was a re-enactment group of the English Civil War. They put on a great show and had many interesting stalls giving info on old money, punishments, musket shooting etc. The castle is great to wander...More

Thank hardwil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views at this fantastic place. Enjoyed our visit in Corfe castle today. The village itself is very beautiful with plenty of places to shop, eat and have tea. Its a fun place for all. They got no discounts for students or seniors.

Thank Steve H
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Julie S
29 July 2017|
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Response from Oscar D | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted on leads.
Michael C
30 April 2016|
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Response from SnowDreamers | Reviewed this property |
Yes but definitely but on a lead or you could loose down the edge!
26 March 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Rosie-Petle In answer to your question, I would say not, unless you are well wrapped up. Although the paths are good there are steps and stairs that may be slippery in wet weather. The castle is generally... More