Tudor Adventure

Back by popular demand for 2016, step back in time to the late Tudor period 1572 - 1603 at Corfe Castle. Discover life in Purbeck and the castle under the ownership of Sir Christopher Hatton in the Tudor Dynasty of Elizabeth I.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

New for this year, we are looking deeper into the famous circumnavigation of Sir Francis Drake around the world, privately funded by Hatton, together with Elizabeth's Spymaster Sir Frances Walsingham, the Queen's favourite, Leicester, Earl of Lincoln - the Lord High Admiral of England, and Sir William Winter, the surveyor of the Navy. The castle will be hosting a range of exciting interactive displays and presentations. Don't miss our trail to uncover a spy network.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Corfe Castle

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.35 £8.50
Child £4.68 £4.25
Family £23.38 £21.24
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.03 £12.75
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.04
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £8.99
Child £4.95 £4.49
Family £24.75 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.85 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.55
Group Child N/A £4.28

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

Please note...

Peak: 26-31 March, 1-10 April, 16-17 April, 23-24 April, 30 April to 8 May, 14-15 May, 21-22 May, 28 May to June 5, 7-8 June, 14-15 June, 21-22 June, 28 June to July 3, 9 July to 4 September, 10-11 September, 17-18 September, 24-25 September, 22-30 October. Off peak: at all other times.
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.
Standard family tickets admit two adults and up to three children. Family tickets (one adult) admit one adult and up to three children.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelcahir access to the outer bailey only.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
10 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
11 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
12 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
13 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
14 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
15 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
16 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
17 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
18 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
19 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
20 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
21 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
22 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
23 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
24 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
25 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
26 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
27 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00
28 July 2016 10:00 - 17:00

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Contact Info

Name
Corfe Castle
Email
corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

Walk: 'Rabbits and Railways'

Mon 08 Feb 2016
10:30-12:30
Middlebere is a quiet backwater now and in the past a thriving rabbit warren producing meat for King John. In the 19th century the first 'plateway' was laid for transporting clay to the Wedgewood factory.

Half-Term at Corfe Castle

Sat 13 Feb 2016
10:00-16:00
Bring along your own brave teddy to have a go at the fearsome Zip Wire Challenge. Enjoy our themed quest around the castle 'Romance and Courtship'. New for 2016, watch and enjoy the launching of the castles Trebuchet .

Valentine's Day at Corfe Castle

Sun 14 Feb 2016
10:00-16:00
Explore the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle on Valentine's Day.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
10:00-16:00
It will be fun for the whole family as you take part in the Easter egg hunt around Corfe Castle.

Pike and Shot - Medieval Archery

Tue 29 Mar 2016
10:00-17:00
Back by popular demand Pike and Shot will be taking part in the The Grand Muster with a new story to tell for 2016.

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery

Sat 02 Apr 2016
10:00-17:00
The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions.