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Civil War Falconry: every weekend 9 June-1 July

Spectacular flying displays transport you back in time to the 17th-century when falconry was still a popular pursuit among those rich enough to afford it. Meet birds of prey and learn the fate of falconers when civil war took the place of sport.

Upcoming events

17th-century falconry

Sun 24 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.

Volunteer at Corfe Castle

Sun 24 Jun 2018
11:00-14:00
Find out about volunteer opportunities with drop in days on 24-25 June, 11am-2pm

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.

Experience awesome Nightjars on the Trust's Purbeck Heaths

Thu 05 Jul 2018
20:00-22:00
Nightjars are one of the Purbeck's weirdest yet mystical birds. The way they fly, the noises they make, where they come from and where they nest, combine to make this unmistakable bird one of the highlights of Purbeck's nature calendar.

Time traveller's kitchen

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The 'Time Traveller's Kitchen' demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck's land, sea and sky.

Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance

Fri 13 Jul 2018
19:00-21:30
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues.
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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.