Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

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Saxons and Vikings at Corfe Castle

Viking and Saxon hordes clash in Corfe Castle this May. Watch as the historic siege of Wareham comes to life, hear Viking sagas and learn Saxon survival skills.

A family at the south west gatehouse in Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle top ten for families

Our favourite ways to spend quality time together at Corfe Castle - go on a Castle Quest, explore the wildlife walk and play trail, have a Famous Five adventure and more.

Walks near Corfe Castle

More to explore

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 30 Apr 2016
10:00-17:00
Back by popular demand for 2016, we invite you to come and witness re-enactments and battles, explore the Saxon village and talk to the craftspeople.

Saxon & Viking Essential Skills and Storytelling

Sat 07 May 2016
10:00-17:00
Come along and try your hand at some Viking and Saxon skills.

Saxon & Viking Academy

Sat 14 May 2016
10:00-17:00
Come along and get involved at our Saxon and Viking Academy where you will have the chance to become a brave warrior.

'The Spice Box'

Sat 28 May 2016
11:30-12:15
Back by popular demand for 2016, one woman theatre show presents 'The Spice Box'.

Saxon & Viking Falconry

Sat 04 Jun 2016
10:00-17:00
Immerse yourself in the origins of falconry.

Norman Falconry

Sat 11 Jun 2016
10:00-17:00
Step into the world of Norman falconry at Corfe Castle.
Corfe Castle

Eating and shopping

Lemon and cranberry scone with clotted cream and home made lemon curd

The tea-rooms 

Celebrate spring with our April cream tea of the month: a delicious lemon and cranberry scone served with clotted cream and our homemade lemon curd.

The National Trust shop at Corfe Castle

The shop 

Just a stone’s throw from the castle entrance, you’ll find gifts, toys, postcards, guidebooks and more in our shop. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you find what you want.

Corfe Castle

History

Tales from a turbulent past

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Learning

Two boys holding medieval arrows at Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Find out how a visit to Corfe Castle can bring the syllabus to life for students of all ages. Explore history for key stages one, two and three through topics including life in a castle, homes in the past and medieval realms. Conservation for higher education students and adult learning opportunities.

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