Corfe Castle

Important notice -

Open: castle, toilets, tea-room & shop at Corfe Castle; car park, toilets & café at Castle View. To avoid disappointment and guarantee admission please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

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Please book ahead before visiting 

Corfe Castle is open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Corfe Castle (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Sun 25 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Corfe Castle.

Timed entry to Corfe Castle (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Mon 26 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Corfe Castle.
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Things to see and do

Visiting with your family

Corfe Castle at sunrise surrounded by mist

An immersive audio experience at Corfe Castle 

This October half term Corfe Castle will be host to two ‘sound pools’ within the castle walls. This collaboration has come together through a working partnership with a group of talented artists, Charles Harrison, Charlie Perks, Phil Rankin and the National Trust.

Walking at Corfe Castle

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

Our tea-room, and café at Castle View, have reopened, serving a limited range of hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment.

Second hand books for sale at Corfe Castle

Castle View second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop at Corfe Castle is located at Castle View visitor centre next to the car park, open 10am-5pm daily. It's ideal as a pit-stop to pick up a good read as well as a drink or a light bite from the café before heading off to explore the castle.

Our policy on BBQs 

Due to a high risk of wildfires at the moment, we're asking you to please not bring a barbecue or light a campfire when you visit the coast and countryside. To help protect wildlife, please also take any litter home with you.

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Our work

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

As seen on George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

We recently appeared on Channel 4's George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked TV series. Learn more about the show and head behind the scenes to discover what life was like here during lockdown.

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Corfe Castle, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

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History

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Wildlife

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Join or give

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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.