Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

A magical Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

Tudor traditions and magical lighting effects combine to make Christmas at Corfe Castle a feast for the senses.

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

Tudor Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
10:00-19:00
Join our lord of misrule and walk through the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two.

Winter Lights

Sat 10 Dec 2016
10:00-19:00
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.

Winter Solstice

Wed 21 Dec 2016
07:15-09:00
Experience the rare opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins. Castle opens 7.15am - 9am. Tickets £10, including a voucher for a hot drink and breakfast bap (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon)...

Winter Walk: Exploring Hidden Landscapes

Tue 24 Jan 2017
10:30-12:30
Discover the hidden landscapes of Hartland Moor and New Mills.

Winter Walk: 'Rabbits and Railways'

Tue 07 Feb 2017
10:30-12:30
Explore the Middlebere Pennisular now a quiet backwater in contrast to its busy past.

Half-Term at Corfe Castle

Sat 11 Feb 2017
10:00-16:00
Bring along your own brave teddy to have a go at the fearsome Zip Wire Challenge. Enjoy our themed quest around the castle 'Romance and Courtship'. New for 2017, watch and enjoy the launching of the castles Trebuchet .
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Eating and shopping

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History

The story of a castle

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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.