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
Corfe Castle and The Square © Martin Franks/National Trust

Corfe Castle and The Square

Corfe Castle access statement

Some visitors may find areas of Corfe Castle difficult to access due to steep slopes and uneven surfaces. 

Our full access statement contains details of accessibility for all visitors to the Castle, the Tea Room, National Trust shop and Castle View visitor centre.