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Corfe Castle

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Address: The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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+44 1929 481294
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt...

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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Beautiful castle with loads of history well maintained by the national trust. Great sights from the top of the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful castle with loads of history well maintained by the national trust. Great sights from the top of the area.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Good views and walk to the castle is lovely Would recommend for adults and children

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a ruined castle, dont expect windsor castle - its exactly what it is says on the tin :-) Kids had fun exploring, only downside is that parking is a nightmare

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical at any time of year. Make sure you wear your walking boots. The car park is on the main road and it is a bit of a walk to the castle. However there is s coffee shop and loo facilities in the car park.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built over 900 years ago and the home of Kings and Queens from William the Conqueror who began building the castle in 1086 to the last royal owner - Queen Elizabeth 1st until 1572, it has a story to tell and attracts a wide audience. The castle was one of the most fortified castles in England and many improvements were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out! From meeting with the staff who could not be more helpful to the opportunity to learn about the history of the area - great!! It was a misty day which only added to the atmosphere. Some great picture opportunities which we all enjoyed. The crowd need to be better trained so they circle the keep when requested... More 

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This National trust castle is interesting though a little expensive at £9 for an adult if you are not a member of the NT. (More expensive than a recent trip to Venice). The sight over the countryside and the village are great but there is very little to get your brain around here. Possibly good for kids.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle ruin is probably at its best from a distance or at sunrise or sunset. I saw them all and the castle is very photogenic. I first circumnavigated it, which proved to involve a most interesting group of walks from steep goat track clinging to the side of the hill to a walk in a field to a lovely... More 

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Tonbridge, Kent, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an astonishing castle with commanding views of the countryside. Even on a damp Tuesday morning, the castle is magnificent and well worth a visit. The walk from the car park is a mere 10 minutes through the beautiful Dorset countryside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the castle is incredible with building starting over a thousand years ago. With influences from William the Conqueror as well as Queen Elizabeth I it has an immense history to be told. Most of the castle is in ruins but it's great to explore and try to imagine what it would have been like. It's so dominant... More 

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