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

Walk: Smugglers of Purbeck

Tue 04 Oct 2016
Follow in the footsteps of Gulliver an infamous smuggler of the Dorset coast.

Walk: Miller's Bay and West Mill

Tue 18 Oct 2016
A fascinating walk through Corfe Castle village to the historic ruin of West Mill and the leet.

Hallowe'en at Corfe Castle

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Come along and explore the castle this Hallowe'en say boo to our pumpkins as they welcome you. Take part in our horrid spooky trail and enjoy other Hallowe'en activities on offer.

Contemporary Lantern Display

Tue 01 Nov 2016
Join us during the month of November and see how contemporary lanterns subtly illuminate key castle architectural features along with vistas and voids.

Walk: King's Farm to Castle

Tue 08 Nov 2016
Hear how farming through the centuries has changed the landscape of Purbeck.

Walk: Carts to the Castle

Tue 29 Nov 2016
Discover the ancient track ways used to bring Purbeck marble and limestone to the castle.
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Eating and shopping

Lemon and thyme scones with a homemade lemon and lime marmalade and clotted cream

The tea-rooms

Why not add a touch of zest to the last days of summer by trying our lemon and thyme scones with a homemade lemon and lime marmalade, clotted cream and a pot of Yorkshire Tea?

The National Trust shop at Corfe Castle

The shop 

Just a stone’s throw from the castle entrance, you’ll find gifts, toys, postcards, guidebooks and more in our shop. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you find what you want.

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Tales from a turbulent past

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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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Our work

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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.