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“Stunning views, informative displays.”
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.
Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Stunning views, informative displays.”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Visited whilst on holiday in Portland.

The castle itself offered amazing views of the surrounding countryside, with plenty of places to sit and admire the view.

Plenty of informative displays to show you how the castle would have looked & when we visited there were tents with volunteers dressed in costume demonstrating local crafts and, more gruesomely, how to behead your fellow man!

The village itself is perfect to stroll around although it can get quite busy with parking and through traffic, so best to get there early.

The adventure walk actually shortens the route to the castle, even if you are unable to balance on all of the poles along the way.

Overall a very enjoyable few hours can be spent here.

Visited August 2014
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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“Flatters To Deceive”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The village of Corfe is lovely, even idyllic, and the castle on the hill is a perfect backdrop, but it simply isn't worth the admission, because there is so little of it left. Plus the National Trust are naughty, because they always quote you the price of admission with the gift aid added on, which is a lot more. My advice is don't pay it. And the castle is better for looking at from a distance than going round it.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We visited corfe castle on our way to Swanage in July. We parked at bottom of the hill and took a lovely walk up the hill. The village it self is beautiful and the castle it self was good but very overpriced.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“Great views”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The ruin of Corfe Castle stands out for miles, many people just come for the day and enter through the front gates. There are many walks around the village which give a different view all together. Try to get away from the centre of the viallage and you can be reward with a better view of the castle.

Visited July 2014
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Corfe Castle is a beautiful place to visit, not only because of the castle, but also by the small village where it is settled.
I can't say what are the best views, the castle from the village, or the village from the castle.
Anyway, you can enjoy of an interesting day out visiting it, having lunch there, picnic or restaurants there.
Entrance at cost (8 £).
Parking available at the end of the village (pay & display).

Visited August 2014
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