Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

A view towards Corfe Castle from the Purbeck Ridgeway

Walks near Corfe Castle

Walk in the footsteps of the castle builders, trek the Purbeck Ridgeway or discover history of a different kind on Hartland Moor.

Upcoming events

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.

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 29 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.

Feudals - Medieval Archery

Sat 06 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Medieval living history and archery displays portraying life in Britain from the Feudal period of 1135 to 1216, spanning the reigns of four kings - Stephen, Henry II, Richard I and John.

Medieval Mayhem

Sat 13 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Celebrate a little May madness at the castle and participate in our May mummers play.

Historia Normannis

Sat 20 May 2017
10:00-17:00
The walls of the castle will echo to the sound of swords and shields as Historia Normannis bring the history of 900 years ago to life.

Medieval Falconry

Sat 27 May 2017
10:00-17:00
Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a stylish, sophisticated and noble sport with new skills brought back from the Crusades.
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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.