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Rufus Castle

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Church Ope Road | Wakeham Street, England
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Charming ruin

We passed by the ruin of the castle on a treasure hunt. Not much of the castle left now but can see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen H
Driffield, United Kingdom
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The photos show it all

You can't get to the castle or see anymore than shown in the pictures in the reviews but worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Church Ope Road | Wakeham Street, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We passed by the ruin of the castle on a treasure hunt. Not much of the castle left now but can see why this was built as the view out to sea was uninterrupted and would have provided excellent strategic positioning in years gone by....More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can't get to the castle or see anymore than shown in the pictures in the reviews but worth going for the ruins of the church and pirate graves. A walk down to the cove is worth it too but don't make a special trip...More

Thank poppet2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are spectacular. There are benches to sit and look out at the sea. Great views and lovely hike down to the beach.

Thank dimples_djls
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There is not much to see because of stone robbery by either humans or the sea. Pass it by and see Portland Castle instead.

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

No access to this and the picture here shows all you can actually see. Dramatic location overlooking Church Ope Cove.

Thank jnigelt
Reviewed 29 October 2016

a good spot to visit on a sunny fall day, we were staying nearby and hiked to the castle from Church Ope Cove, a nice walk along the cliffs topped by the beautiful castle ruin. It's too bad there is no access to the castle...More

3  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 4 August 2016

So this IS a ruin and there is NO public access and NO facilities for refreshments etc.It sits on private property. But... this is a fabulous old building, teeming with character and can be seen well from several public access points along the East coast...More

3  Thank G H
Reviewed 11 July 2016

On a misty July 10th 2016 are club stopped here for a bite to eat and a quick look around while taking in the scenery :)

1  Thank Tim10-06-1963
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Well worth making a short detour and taking a picture if passing. As other reviews have mentioned there is no access.

4  Thank Rogerdeboat
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This ruin is located in an amazingly beautiful location on a path leading down to Ope Cove. It is impressive to look at, however it is not open to the public and is just a shell. There are other hidden sites to see if you...More

4  Thank Trev B
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Martin P
how do i get here on public transport
16 July 2015|
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Response from Chris551953 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , it does not appear to be on a bus route. Suggest train to Weymouth and a taxi to Rufus Castle ( the castle is a ruin, its more a place for the view and small beach). The Portland Museum is right by it but this is not... More