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.

More to explore

Upcoming events

Tudor Adventure

Mon 29 Aug 2016
10:00-17:00
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.

Storytelling for families: The Normans

Sat 03 Sep 2016
11:30-12:00
A thrilling story of two castles; one built of stone the other of wood.

Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed

Sat 10 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Experience all aspects of a 17th century Civil War encampment at Corfe Castle, including drills and weaponry displays, led by Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote.

Storytelling for families: King John

Sat 17 Sep 2016
11:30-12:00
A story of royal imprisonment.

Storytelling for families: Edward I

Sat 24 Sep 2016
11:30-12:00
Edward I was reputedly the best castle builder ever.

Walk: Smugglers of Purbeck

Tue 04 Oct 2016
10:30-12:30
Follow in the footsteps of Gulliver an infamous smuggler of the Dorset coast.
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Eating and shopping

The August Cream Tea of the Month in Corfe Castle Tea-Rooms

The tea-rooms

A taste of summer holiday indulgence, our Cream Tea of the Month for August is a double chocolate scone served with cappuccino ice-cream, blackcurrant jam and a pot of 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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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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Our work

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Places to stay

Vineyard Farm Cottage in Corfe Castle

Cottages near Corfe Castle 

Vineyard Farm Cottage has superb views of Corfe Castle and is one of a selection of cottages available for your stay in Purbeck. Each has its own character and all are in great rural or village locations.