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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. Use our Corfe Castle itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Corfe Castle and other attractions in Corfe Castle.
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  • We saw the castle from a high point on another ridge across from the hill where the castle is actually located. This was as part of the Jurassic Safari. We got a great information on the castle's hist...  more »
  • This castle has lots of history and even though it was raining it was very evocative.I suggest you park in the National Trust car park just outside town and walk round the castle to get to the town ce...  more »
  • A memorable place to visit, though not for those with limited mobility. Fabulous views on a clear day. Educational too, if you take the time to read all the information offered by The National Trust.. 
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  • This is on my home turf and am very proud of it. Its a beautiful piece of history and adds to the stunning landscape surrounding it. Great day out for all ages, if reasonably fit. It is not overly expensive compared to other attractions and everything is within easy walking distance, parking, teashop, gift shop, not to mention the wonderful steam trains which pass by every so often. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A truly stunning location. We parked in the National Trust car park (free for members) and took the slightly longer walk along the river to avoid the busy road. A very interesting site and well worth a 2-3 hour visit, the cream teas weren't bad either :)
  • as National Trust member is a well worth visit, lovely castle in a picturesque village. Without the NT membership it might be a very expensive visit including the car park. The parking facility are a bit far from the entrance.
  • Great family visiting place. Kids have clues to find about the castle & it"s history. Find the clues & fill in your project page & get rewarded. Kids can dress up like knights & play with the wooden swords too. There are active marquees there to show you how they worked & lived in those days. You can picnic on the lawns there too. Keep your ticket & come & go as you please..
  • I have been visiting Corfe Castle for nearly 25 years and have never grown tired of its stones, towers, shapes and views. The history is fascinating and the outlook constantly changing depending on the weather. The village itself could do more to welcome the off-season visitor but this place is definitely one of my top local destinations.