Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

A family at the south west gatehouse in Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle top ten for families

Our favourite ways to spend quality time together at Corfe Castle - go on a Castle Quest, explore the wildlife walk and play trail, have a Famous Five adventure and more.

Walks near Corfe Castle

More to explore

Upcoming events

Tudor Adventure

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Back by popular demand for 2016, step back in time to the late Tudor period 1572 - 1603 at Corfe Castle. Discover life in Purbeck and the castle under the ownership of Sir Christopher Hatton in the Tudor Dynasty of Elizabeth I.

Victorian Villainous Thriller Walk

Wed 27 Jul 2016
Local amateur dramatic group Double Act present mystery thriller walks within the grounds of Corfe Castle.

Open Air Theatre: Danny Champion of the World

Fri 05 Aug 2016
Illyria present Danny Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl.

Open Air Theatre: The Railway Children

Tue 23 Aug 2016
Chapterhouse present The Railway Children, by E Nesbit.

Open Air Cinema

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Purbeck Film Festival, present open air cinema in the castle grounds.

Storytelling for families: The Normans

Sat 03 Sep 2016
A thrilling story of two castles; one built of stone the other of wood.
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Eating and shopping

July's cream tea of the month - orange scone with homemade Seville orange marmalade

The tea-rooms 

Brighten your summer days with a taste of Seville and try our Cream Tea of the Month for July - orange scones topped with orange icing served with a homemade Seville orange marmalade and clotted cream, and of course a pot of our Yorkshire Tea.

The National Trust shop at Corfe Castle

The shop

Just a stone’s throw from the castle entrance, you’ll find gifts, toys, postcards, guidebooks and more in our shop. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you find what you want.

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Tales from a turbulent past

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Two boys holding medieval arrows at Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Find out how a visit to Corfe Castle can bring the syllabus to life for students of all ages. Explore history for key stages one, two and three through topics including life in a castle, homes in the past and medieval realms. Conservation for higher education students and adult learning opportunities.

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Places to stay