Corfe Castle

Important notice -

The castle is closing at 2:30pm on Saturday 28 May for a private event. Last entrance will be 1:30pm.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Sun 22 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle.

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

Sun 22 May 2022
10:00-17:00
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.

Quiet hour at Corfe Castle

Wed 25 May 2022
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a peaceful hour at Corfe Castle. This bookable event encourages peace and quiet within the hour of 9-10 am on Wednesday morning.

May half term fun at Corfe Castle

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-18:00
Get lost in adventure at Corfe Castle this May half-term. Join the Keeper of the Castle with interactive storytelling tours, watch demonstrations from artisan volunteers and conquer The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow.

Corfe before the Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
The Wessex Ancient Network invite you to delve into the past with interactive displays, talks and activities.

Outdoor Theatre: Cinderella

Thu 28 Jul 2022
19:00-21:30
Chapter House Theatre Company Presents Cinderella at Corfe Castle In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales.
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Eating and shopping

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Learning

A young girl tries on a Norman helmet at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Explore 1,000 years of history through educational group visits tailored to the needs of your students. Guided tours are available as well as self-led visits.

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History

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Our work

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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.