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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.
Fired up for Christmas
This Christmas, for the first time, we present the Corfe Castle and lantern lighting experience.
Discover lit contemporary lanterns, braziers and beacons as you explore the grounds with the odd surprise thrown in, of course.
Then, from 4pm, the real treat begins as the castle is illuminated in all its glory. Check back soon for more details.