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An interesting place

We visited here as entry was included in our train ticket on the Swanage Railway. Usual entry is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
We had a great time

We chose to visit the model village as a birthday treat as we some of us had not been there for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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If you would like to know how the castle would have looked before destruction by Cromwell in 1646, a visit to the model village shows Corfe Castle and the village in 1/20th scale. Set in beautiful Purbeck surroundings, also with giant games...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Model Village The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

............. to the model village as it was offered free by the new owner. We've been using this cafe for years 'cos they're cream teas are THE BEST, due to their making the scones (plain & fruit) fresh daily on the premises. To be honest,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst away on holiday, husband, young child and myself and we were severely disappointed. The model village is tiny, takes all of 5 minutes to go around and is not in a good state of repair. The model castle is falling apart in...More

Thank Meander26607539097
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as entry was included in our train ticket on the Swanage Railway. Usual entry is £3.99, we paid £2 extra on our train ride to Corfe Castle. What's not to love about a £2 entry fee! It's a really nice place and...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose to visit the model village as a birthday treat as we some of us had not been there for over 30 years. We made a reservation to ensure we had a table and as two of the guests were gluten free we had...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Enjoyable lunch, very kind and friendly staff. My nearly 3 year old enjoyed the model village and the fairy garden and the outdoor games that were provided. It was nice that it was dog friendly too and we had a nice walk back through fields...More

Thank puppycatbev
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Over the last few year all five grandchildren have been frequent visitors, they love it, long faces when it is time to go. The food is home made imaginative, simple, tasty and reasonably priced. Their coffee is excellent. Highly recomended

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The model village is quite small and doesn't take long to see but they do have games that you can play to extend your trip. You can also return with the same ticket within seven days, which is unusual but good. Not sure why there...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This was a bit disappointing in my view. The model village itself was small, you could have done this in about 10 minutes. There are lawn games if you have children which would increase the length of your visit. We had lunch in the cafe...More

1  Thank Gemma B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Interesting model village with lots of detail and well kept . Nice little area for the small kids to play . Would recommend although does not take long to go around .

Thank pollie456
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice small model village. The village contains a miniature version of the castle which they’ve re-produced. The village will take under half an hour to get around. This place is disabled friendly, they’ve got a wheelchair on site.

Thank John T
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Macelio A | Property representative |
Hi Merlindra, yes we do allow dogs in the whole place, including the tea room. Hope to see you soon. Emily and Ed and the team at the Model Village
sophie e
12 April 2017|
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Response from Macelio A | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, Entrance prices are; adult £3.95 Concession £3.50 Child £2.75 Family £12.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Carers free Children 3 and under free. Hope that helps. Kind regards Emily