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Rufus Castle

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Church Ope Road | Wakeham Street, England
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Go for more than the castle.

It's a ruin you have no access to... But... You go for the whole of church ope. Not just the castle.

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Phill W
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Ruined castle, partially dating from the 12th and 16th century

The castle is in private hands, and one cannot visit the ruin. However, there are some nice views... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Church Ope Road | Wakeham Street, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

It's a ruin you have no access to... But... You go for the whole of church ope. Not just the castle.

Thank Phill W
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The castle is in private hands, and one cannot visit the ruin. However, there are some nice views of the castle from the South West Coastal Path and the small lane on the side of the castle.

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 21 June 2017 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 6 June 2017 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.

1  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
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Martin P
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