Facilities & access


  • Licensed tea-room with garden
  • Shop - locally made gifts
  • Parking (pay & display) - Castle View, off A351 (800 yards walk uphill to castle). Members free. Norden park and ride (all-day parking, ½ mile walk to castle) and West Street in village (pay and display, neither National Trust)
  • Suitable for school groups
  • Dogs welcome on a short lead
  • Information points
  • Picnics welcome
  • Nine National Trust holiday cottages in Purbeck
  • Campsite (not National Trust)

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Family and children's guide
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • School holiday activities inc. family treasure trails
  • Baby back-carriers for loan (small donation requested)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult within the castle
  • Playground in Corfe village (not National Trust)


  • Mobility parking in main car park
  • Adapted toilets at visitor centre and castle entrance
  • Grounds - partly accessible, steep slopes, some steps, uneven paths, undulating terrain. Some visitors may require assistance from their companion