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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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  • 16.00 for 2 to look round something that had been given for free to the nation in 1996. Mr Bankes no doubt did not realise that his castle would become so exclusive, keeping out the commoners. No riff...  more »
  • Avoid in peak season when it's so full of tourists and school parties, but otherwise this is an absolute must. Such atmosphere and a wonderful location. The pretty village below also has character in ...  more »
  • I visited Corfe Castle with some friends in March 2016. We fully intended to pay to get into the Castle, but it cost a ridiculous £15 because they had a special event on which was very upsetting, we j...  more »
  • 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.