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Corfe Castle Model Village, Corfe Castle

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Historic Walking Area Sightseeing Tour
See Corfe Castle and the village in miniature, still intact before it’s destruction by Cromwell’s troops. 1/20th scale makes you feel like a giant. Set in beautiful Purbeck countryside, with an Enchanted fairy garden, giant games and a punishment corner. With a great tea room serving good quality produce at reasonable prices.
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  • We live in Corfe Castle village and, along with many other locals, visit the Model Village and its fantastic cafe regularly. Ed, Emily and their wonderful staff are so friendly and go out of their way...  more »
  • After a 8 mile walk the lunch & in particular the cream tea was greatly appreciated. The gardens were lovely with shaded areas for some cool relaxing time. Nice place with friendly staff.  more »
  • This was a return visit for a cream tea. 2 massive scones with unlimited clotted cream and jam. Sat in lovely little courtyard, a glorious suntrap, with parasols if you prefer the shade.  more »
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  • 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
  • Corfe is one of those places that really fires your imagination. From the moment you enter Corfe with the imposing castle ruins on the hillside to the moment you leave, every part of your body fires questions about what it would of been like to see this castle in it's former glory. The castle today unfortunately does not show an awful amount, but what does stand and the history involved, is more than enough to quench ones thirst for learning more about the varied history Corfe has to offer. I highly recommend Corfe and the fantastic events that it hosts. I have included a few photos from the Viking reenactment society within this review to showcase how spectacular Corfe is for a family day out.
  • So first off. We're national trust members so don't have to pay entry on the day. This is a nice day out with space for the kids to have a run around and a play in the castle grounds. Good for hide and seek when up in the castle proper. Take your time and poke you head round corners and in the nooks and crannies. So really interesting things to see. Such a shame it's ruins. Only when you're there can you get a real feel for the sheer scale of the castle. It's very impressive. A nice day out and worth popping into the village as well. The bakery near the main entrance of the castle is great for snacks or lunch to keep everyone's energy up. There's also a nice tea room and a couple of decent pubs.
  • Another beautiful place to visit in Dorset, right on our doorstep luckily. Nice little shops in the village and a few pubs for lunch and dinner. The castle is having some renovating work done on it at the moment it looks like, but it doesn't affect a visit and walk around.
  • Transport yourself back to different time! Beautiful scenery, with lots of nooks and cranny's to explore at this National Trust site. There is a quaint tea house where you can get the best cream teas and events such as storytelling tours of the castle on throughout the year. It is not the easiest trek up to the top of the castle but there are plenty of places to rest on the way. Best time to visit... Christmas 🎅

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