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