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Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare
Enjoy one of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.
A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck.
Discover 1,000 years of our history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner.
Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.
Lit up for Christmas
CORFE Castle is all aglow this Christmas for the first time in its 1,000 year history.
Every evening until January 4, LED lighting effects and burning beacons combine with braziers and contemporary lanterns from dusk to 9pm.
Please note that for safety reasons there is no access to the castle grounds while lit, but there's a great view from the village or up close from the main gate.