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Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Seek out and discover the Purbeck nature & wildlife inspired clues to claim your Cadbury chocolatey treat.

Easter holidays: seventeenth century longbow

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Find out about the continued use of the medieval longbow and crossbow during the seventeenth century. Shooting displays as well as have-a-go archery (£2 for 5 arrows)

Meet a musketeer

Sat 21 Apr 2018
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school.

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 05 May 2018
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.

Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed

Sat 26 May 2018
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642.

'Land':nature tales from the Mother of the Mound

Tue 29 May 2018
Thora, a 3,000 year old spirit, waits to be woken. What pearls of wisdom will she reveal?
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Eating and shopping

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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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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

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.