Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

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.

A football ready to be thrown from our siege engine

Siege engine workshops  

Learn to build your own version of a siege engine and see how far it can throw a tennis ball. Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 May and Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June. Booking essential – call 0844 249 1895 or see What’s On.

Walks near Corfe Castle

A puppet from the Spice Box one woman show

The Spice Box one woman show

A mysterious Spice Box has been washed up and captured. What is its story? Michele O’Brien’s one woman show with puppets tells of daring voyages at a time when spice was more valuable than gold. Suitable for all ages.

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Upcoming events

Siege Engine Workshops

Tue 31 May 2016
Learn design, construction and lashing techniques on how to build a Ballista.

'The Spice Box'

Tue 31 May 2016
Back by popular demand for 2016, one woman theatre show presents 'The Spice Box'.

Saxon & Viking Falconry

Sat 04 Jun 2016
Immerse yourself in the origins of falconry.

Norman Falconry

Sat 11 Jun 2016
Step into the world of Norman falconry at Corfe Castle.

Tudor Falconry

Sat 18 Jun 2016
Join us to find out about this Golden Age of British falconry.

Civil War Falconry

Sat 25 Jun 2016
Learn how the noble class and the great practitioners of falconry were affected by the war and when the glory days of falconry became less popular.
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Eating and shopping

Wensleydale cheese and sharp apple scone with homemade apple chutney and cream cheese

The tea-rooms 

Our May cream tea of the month has a savoury twist. Wensleydale cheese and sharp apple combine to make this scone a real treat when served with homemade apple chutney and cream cheese - accompanied by a cup of real Yorkshire tea.

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.

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Tales from a turbulent past

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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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Places to stay