Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Norman storytelling at Corfe Castle

Tales from history

A family squabble that led to 16 years of war, the best castle builder ever and the king who locked up his niece – the middle ages come to life in storytelling for families at Corfe Castle in March.

Upcoming events

Storytelling for families: Edward I

Sat 25 Mar 2017
11:30-12:00
Edward I 'Longshanks' is on the throne and Willamina's in the garderobe. Hear the stories of Edward I, who is remembered as the best castle builder ever.

Storytelling for families: King John

Sat 01 Apr 2017
11:30-12:00
A story of royal imprisonment. Hear screams from the oubliette and songs from the garderobe. Meet Agnes Matilda for stories from the court of King John.

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery

Sat 08 Apr 2017
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.

Pike and Shot - Medieval Archery

Fri 14 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Take a step into the past and enjoy medieval archery and the story of King Stephen, presented by Pike and Shot.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
10:30-16:30
Seek out and discover the bunnies' nature clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat.

Spring Walk: 'Spring on Corfe Common'

Wed 26 Apr 2017
10:30-12:30
Explore on this walk how Corfe Common has proved to be a treasure trove of information for archaeologists, botanists and historians.
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Eating and shopping

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History

The keep at Corfe Castle

Kings, martyrs and heroines  

The story of Corfe Castle is the story of all those who have lived, worked and fought here over many centuries.

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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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Wildlife

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Our work

Red Devon cattle on Studland Heath

Farming and conservation

The National Trust and our farming partners use traditional methods to keep the diverse landscapes of Purbeck beautiful and rich in wildlife.

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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.