Corfe Castle

Musketeers firing

Civil War: Besieged, Saturday 26 May-Sunday 27 May

Join Brave Dame Mary Banks and a cast of Roundheads, Cavaliers and traitors as the drama of the English Civil comes to life on Saturday 26 May-Sunday 27 May.

Two girls on a bug hunt

Half term at Corfe Castle

Meet our wild neighbours, hear tales from the natural world, visit the May Fair and go on an all new Castle Quest this half term at Corfe Castle.

Upcoming events

Civil War: Besieged

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-17:00
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642.

Corfe Castle village May Fair

Mon 28 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Enjoy wondering around a selection of different stalls organized by Corfe Castle village this May bank holiday.

'Land':nature tales from the Mother of the Mound

Tue 29 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Thora, a 3,000 year old spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal?

Wildlife weekend

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.

Open Air Theatre: Dr Dolittle

Thu 28 Jun 2018
19:00-21:30
Illyria (equity) presents: Dr Dolittle; a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.
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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.