Corfe Castle

Half-term at Corfe Castle

Upcoming events

Mother's Day at Corfe Castle

Sun 11 Mar 2018
10:00-17:00
Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle, where you will also discover the story of Lady Bankes, the last resident of the castle and mother of 14 children. There will be lovely gifts in our shop and a special Mother's Day Tea.

17th Century Archery

Tue 03 Apr 2018
10:00-17:00
Take a step into the past and enjoy learning about the uses of the longbow during the 17th Century. Shooting displays as well as have-a-go archery (£2 for 5 arrows)

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-18:00
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.

Wildlife workshops

Fri 01 Jun 2018
10:30-17:00
Step inside the castle walls and meet some of the diverse wildlife of the surrounding Purbeck landscape.

Civil War Falconry

Sat 09 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War.

Civil War Sutler

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The 'Time Traveller's Kitchen' demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck's land, sea and sky.
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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.