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Corfe Castle

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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...more
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The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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All reviews national trust car park re enactment civil war nt members information boards steam train surrounding countryside worth the climb steeped in history worth a visit english history lots of history steep hill pretty village beautiful village enid blyton
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for the kids. You can also take dogs. There is always some type of activity being put on for the children to do as well as demonstrations and reenactments etc. Plus there is a great view of Corfe village and the steam railway...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bella L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were half way through a long walk but decided to pop in to look at the views...lovely. We are NT members so cost is not an issue. Always enjoy this location.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corfe Castle is a beautiful place to visit . The history is fascinating and views are stunning. It is well worth a trip any time of the year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lilian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening visit to see the lights in the castle , absolutely fantastic. We joined in with the story telling and dancing the whole family had fun from 7 months to 59 yrs , are 2.5 yr old joined in loving the whole...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carole32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful ruin is owned by The National Trust. We found a space in the car park, although much later it was packed. Unfortunately it was a little foggy, so the views were restricted but it was still impressive. Was lucky enough to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lighting at night makes this castle look magical. Really is worth going to see. Also appeared in bedknobs and broomsticks

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donzerella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As National Trust members we decided to re-visit Corfe Castle for their Christmas lights & carol event in early December. We got there just about 4pm and although nobody said when we entered, we soon realised that The Castle itself was closed from 4pm onwards....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit with little ones. They have a trail and enough gradients to get your legs going. Signage and info is good and a good day was had by all. Very nice!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend on a windy December day. Lovely castle on a hill with good views of the surrounding countryside. Saw the steam train from the castle. Long interesting history. Did some craft activities near the entrance. Nice location overlooking the village below.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 339julianf
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Like all good castles, Corfe Castle sits atop a hill in the middle of the picturesque village of the same name. It has a fascinating history and though ruined, dominates it's setting. Really worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Julie S
29 July 2017|
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Response from OldBill2 | Reviewed this property |
According to their web page dogs are allowed on a short lead. Hope this helps - you will efinately enjoy your visit. Best regards Old Bill
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857michaelc
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!
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rosie-petle
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
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