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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.
Civil war weekends at Corfe Castle
Each weekend in September, characters from the past bring to life different aspects of the civil war. Don’t miss the main civil war re-enactment, Besieged & Betrayed, on Saturday 27- Sunday 28 September.
Brave Dame Mary and a castle under seige
Formidable Lady Mary Bankes kept the Royalist flag flying at Corfe Castle in Dorset during two English Civil War sieges by Parliamentarian troops until her resistance was finally ended by treachery.