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Notice: The castle, tea-rooms, shop and visitor centre are closed on Thursday 5 March for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

Mother's Day: 15 March

Treat Mum at Corfe Castle © NTPL/David Levenson

Treat Mum at Corfe Castle

Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle and discover the story of Lady Bankes, the last resident of the castle and mother of 14 children. There will be lovely gifts in our shop and a special Mother's Day Tea.

Medieval Archery: 28 March - 2 April

Spectacular medieval archery displays © National Trust/Neil Davidson

Spectacular medieval archery displays

Step back in time as you discover how archery was used in the 1139 siege of Corfe Castle and throughout the medieval period. There will be archery demonstrations and have-a go-sessions.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail: 3-6 April

Follow the Easter egg trail © Cadbury

Follow the Easter egg trail

 Become an 'eggsplorer' and follow the trail to claim your prize of a delicious Cadbury Egghead.

Walks near Corfe Castle

Enjoy a walk through time on the Common near Corfe Castle, Dorset © National Trust

Great views from hill and heath. You can even follow the Purbeck Ridgeway to the sea and return by steam train. Parking, café and toilets at Castle View. Tea rooms and shop in the village square.

Find us on Facebook

Come on over to our place. You'll find updates on what's been going on at Corfe Castle on our Facebook page, and news of upcoming events.

We love seeing your pictures and hearing what you think, so don't forget to share.

Places to stay

Vineyard Farm Cottage has superb views of Corfe Castle and is one of a selection of cottages available for your stay in Purbeck.

Each has its own character and all are in great rural or village locations.

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