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Review of Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle
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Owner description: 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.
High Wycombe
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Weather was good which helps! Quite a bit to read about, lovely views, helpful staff, even a market on the day which was lovely - had paella, bought jam, drank cider. Dorset is fab.

Visited July 2014
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“Yes it is touristy but beyond that a picturesque village and imposing castle”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I have visited Corfe Castle many times over my many years. It is a pretty village with stone cottages and looming over it a ruined castle. The village and castle I admit are "touristy" but if you look beyond that it is a very historical village and castle and very photogenic. One of Dorset's many "gems".
We are members of the National Trust so can go into the castle for free, beautiful views from the top too.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely day out with family”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Please definitely worth visiting. a bit of English history,and what a views :-D. Combined with walk around village and train trip from and to Swanage it was a very nice day out. If you fancy a short break, your legs got tired from walking, there are few tea rooms ,were you can enjoy local cakes,teas coffees etc. Do recommend !

Visited July 2014
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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“Corfe castle food and drink festival 5/6th July 2014”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were honoured to be asked to be one of the local food and drink producers to attend this years festival inside the walls of the castle itself, what a truly fantastic setting ! The weekend was coordinated very well by Zoe from the national trust, it was nice to see families enjoying themselves as well as a diversity of people from different backgrounds and ages all having a great time ! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Well done Zoe ! All the best ,Jurassic cottage foods.

Visited July 2014
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Star attraction”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

national trust so we were able as members to go in free, each weekend in June/July there are number of added attractions, on the weekend we were there it was a Falconry display in full Tudor costime.
absolutely fantastic, the hawks were flown over the audience which added to the effects

Visited June 2014
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