Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

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Perched atop a tall hill lie the fortress ruins of Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The steep slopes provide tremendous views of the quaint village below. The remains of the west bailey contain a stone wall with three towers dating from 1202, when the structure was refortified. You'll feel history come alive as you pass through the gates and ascend the steps leading to a royal fortress shaped by warfare. Arrange to visit Corfe Castle and other attractions in Corfe Castle using our Corfe Castle trip website .
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  • This is an excellent place to visit and to see and feel the historical value. It was great to visit and see the Castle and imagine its rich past.  more »
  • This is a better example of what the NT do so well, ruins that would have disappeared along with their history had it not been for the NT saving them. What they don't do so well here is tell people ab...  more »
  • I last went here 35 years ago, it's now a National Trust place and they have added all their normal excellent touches. We were there for a couple of hours. Superb views. Staff were knowledgeable and f...  more »
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  • We came on a beautifully sunny warm day. Corfe Castle is a ruin but a very nice one. There are lots of points from which to enjoy views across the countryside and different parts of the castle to explore. Good for children too.
  • A very famous National Trust Property. Full of history, this ruined castle dominates the views in this part of the Purbecks. You can wander around the ruins and enjoy the views plus the NT usually have events and quizzes for the kids. Whilst your there, check out Corfe village and perhaps call in to the NT tearoom or to one of the pubs for a meal. A great day out for young and old.
  • There's not a huge amount of Corfe Castle left, but thanks to The National Trust we are free to wander through the remains. This is a stunning, atmospheric location atop a hill within the wonderful village of Corfe, surrounded by a great selection of traditional pubs. The Swanage Steam Railway runs past and has a nearby stop. I recommend taking the steam train from Swanage to Corfe, and then enjoying both the views from the Castle as well as some local refreshments. There are also some pleasant walks nearby.
  • How we got here was great fun... we were staying at Bournemouth and decided to try the open air bus ride to Poole.. which was awesome..From Poole we decided to take the Steam Train Ride to Corfe Castle.. where some very friendly couple gave us a life from the station to Corfe Castle.. situated in a lovely town you can spot the Ruins of the Castle...When we got their it was just awesome and the cows had climb up... lovely history... awesome views from the top of the Castle ruins... we even rolled down the hills of the castle and learnt about the history...and we were glad we got here somehow.. just exploring
  • Amazing ruins of the castle. Lots of walking up hill and steps when you reach the castle ruins. Worth the walk though. Amazing historic site. £9 per adult. National trust member free

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