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Corfe Castle

The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481294
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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 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.
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The Square | The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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"national trust"
in 370 reviews
"car park"
in 192 reviews
"re enactment"
in 29 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 159 reviews
"information boards"
in 54 reviews
"nt members"
in 41 reviews
"steam train"
in 186 reviews
"civil war"
in 45 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 55 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 23 reviews
"lots of history"
in 22 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 27 reviews
"english history"
in 24 reviews
"steep hill"
in 30 reviews
"pretty village"
in 25 reviews
"enid blyton"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful village"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on a hot day in July. We had joined the National Trust the day before so entry was free. Had we had to pay we probably would not have bothered. Entry is £11 each for an adult and you would not want to spend...More

Thank Gossipmonkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Paid the entrance fee, glanced at the story boards, along the footpath. Decided not to buy the castle guide as pretty poor layout and information, not up to normal NT standards.. The castle is well worth a visit interesting history, and very imposing on top...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really interesting castle to visit. Facinating history and great atmosphere. Also a great National Trust tea garden as well.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Corfe castle and village , a wonderfull place to visit. The castle is such a dramatic ruin and what a history. Then a trip on the railway to complete a day out.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Corfe Castle and rode the Swanage Railway which made for a lovely day. We have National Trust memberships so admission and parking is all included. The car park is a fair bit away but the walk was nice along the path. If...More

Thank Kimberly C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Actors re-enactments happening, nooks and crannies to explore, amazing views, steam trains; Corfe Castle has it all!

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I liked that opposite the entrance there was a sweet shop with cheap toy swords and a bakery with pasties for sale. It gave me options for lunch and gifts after the visit. We enjoyed the castle which had a falconry event on. This was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Choose a good day to tackle the castle and wear sensible shoes. If you don’t like heights, you might want to think twice before climbing too high up the ruins. Lots of seats to sit on. The view is well worth the climb, on a...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting day out with the kids, we got there via the train from swanage. Came across this as we was driving to swanage, and as soon as we spotted it we had to go and have a look.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t fault this at all!!! The Castle is amazing....yes it’s a ruin but the information available really does bring it to life. If your a National Trust member it’s free and if you haven’t been before....Go! If you like camping there are sites very...More

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Julie S
29 July 2017|
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Response from Oscar D | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are permitted on leads.
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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!
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rosie-petle
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
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