Corfe Castle

Important notice -

The castle is closing at 2:30pm on Saturday 28 May for a private event. Last entrance will be 1:30pm.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Sun 29 May 2022
Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle.

Quiet hour at Corfe Castle

Wed 01 Jun 2022
Enjoy a peaceful hour at Corfe Castle. This bookable event encourages peace and quiet within the hour of 9-10 am on Wednesday morning.

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

Sat 04 Jun 2022
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.

May half term fun at Corfe Castle

Sun 05 Jun 2022
Get lost in adventure at Corfe Castle this May half-term. Join the Keeper of the Castle with interactive storytelling tours, watch demonstrations from artisan volunteers and conquer The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow.

Guided Walk - Corfe Common and Purbeck Ridgeway

Wed 29 Jun 2022
Join Ben Buxton on a guided walk exploring Corfe Common and the Purbeck Ridgeway

Guided Walk - Corfe Common to the hilltop village of Kingston

Sun 10 Jul 2022
Join Ben Buxton on a circular walk across Corfe Common to the hilltop village of Kingston
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A young girl tries on a Norman helmet at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Explore 1,000 years of history through educational group visits tailored to the needs of your students. Guided tours are available as well as self-led visits.

Corfe Castle


Corfe Castle

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Places to stay

Vineyard Farm Cottage in Corfe Castle

Places to Stay near Corfe Castle 

From a classic thatched cottage with unrivalled views to quirky heathland hideaways, you’ll find cosy options for two or larger houses for groups of up to eight.