Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

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Half-term adventures

Three brave bears take on the fearsome zip wire challenge at Corfe Castle. If you’re inspired by their adventures, why not bring your own teddy along to have a go this half term? Back by popular demand, the Ready Teddy Go club takes to the skies once more from Saturday 11-Sunday 19 February. Also during half term, visit the medieval apothecary – or old fashioned chemist – to find out what ails you and hear tales of heroes, murder and intrigue twice daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Pick up some tips and tricks used by both attackers and defenders in the Beginners Guide on how to Defend your Castle twice daily at 12.15 and 2pm. Interactive storytelling events are Suitable for children aged five to nine.

Upcoming events

Spring Walk: 'Langton Westwood'

Sat 04 Mar 2017
10:30-12:30
Discover spring time flowers in the Isle of Purbeck.

Storytelling for families: The Normans

Sat 18 Mar 2017
11:30-12:00
Medieval merriment with keepers of the garderobe as they regale you with tales of feuding cousins Matilda and Stephen as they battle for the throne of England.

Spring Walk: 'Views from the Ridgeway'

Mon 20 Mar 2017
10:30-12:30
On the first day of Spring' discover unrivaled views of the Purbeck countryside and coast.

Storytelling for families: Edward I

Sat 25 Mar 2017
11:30-12:00
Edward I 'Longshanks' is on the throne and Willamina's in the garderobe. Hear the stories of Edward I, who is remembered as the best castle builder ever.

Storytelling for families: King John

Sat 01 Apr 2017
11:30-12:00
A story of royal imprisonment. Hear screams from the oubliette and songs from the garderobe. Meet Agnes Matilda for stories from the court of King John.

Wolfshead Bowmen - Medieval Archery

Sat 08 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions.
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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.