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Corfe Castle

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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...more
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The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481294
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All reviews national trust car park re enactment civil war surrounding countryside nt members information boards steam train worth the climb steeped in history worth a visit lots of history steep hill english history pretty village enid blyton beautiful village
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It had been quite a few years since I last visited within the ruied walls of Corfe Castle ~ so scenic form the outside. I was really impressed with the presentation of the permanent displays. When I visited they were clearing away on a Monday...More

Thank WalkLeader
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Corfe is a beautiful set of ruins with amazing history. It may not be the hot gates of Thermopolis, but 5 people, mainly domestic staff held off the English Army for 2 years. When you see the ruins, the story of what happened, you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle on a perfect day - warm, blue sky,photogenic clouds. The grounds of the castle are well maintained and the permanent displays very well done. We found the guides fascinating to listen to; knowledgeable and obviously delighted with their role. These ruins...More

Thank RJ14CKV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Corfe Castle on several occasions but it never fails to provide me with new angles to photograph! I particularly enjoyed the re-built Trebuchet and Wattle and Daub cottages inside the main gate. Lots of information around the castle telling it's story.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to start our walk to Swanage. So wet and windy it was closed for safety reasons--so check before you go

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place so friendly and some lovely places to eat and pubs with children friendly gardens. Would recommend a visit to corfe

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corfe Castle is notable for being built on top of a steep hill. What remains is impressive as are the views. The National Trust has done a great job providing the history behind this important building. It is popular in summer but they cope well....More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from Norden Farm camp site, very easy and scenic route. The views from the castle are stunning, with lots of little nooks and crannies. many helpful information boards gave us more of a clue as to how it looked when at the...More

Thank Georgina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our Plan B day as it was too wet to cycle. The village is beautifully preserved with a few stores and a museum. The Castle dominates the horizon with the Keep in great condition considering how old it is. Well worth investigating and...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Corfe castle dominate the skyline on the Isle of Purbeck. On a visit to the area you just cannot miss it. It is huge. Although in ruin it is easy to imagine how impressive this place was in its day. There are well placed boards...More

Thank Paul G
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Julie S
29 July 2017|
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Response from OldBill2 | Reviewed this property |
According to their web page dogs are allowed on a short lead. Hope this helps - you will efinately enjoy your visit. Best regards Old Bill
Michael C
30 April 2016|
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Response from SnowDreamers | Reviewed this property |
Yes but definitely but on a lead or you could loose down the edge!
26 March 2016|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Rosie-Petle In answer to your question, I would say not, unless you are well wrapped up. Although the paths are good there are steps and stairs that may be slippery in wet weather. The castle is generally... More