Corfe Castle

Important notice -

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, Corfe Castle will be closed. The car park and toilets at Castle View remain open daily. We have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please come back another time.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

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Please book ahead before visiting 

Corfe Castle will reopen from Thursday 3 December, and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday from 27 November. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 

Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image

Take part in a winter adventure with Peter Rabbit 

We're inviting you to embark on a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at Corfe Castle from 5 December. Spot all kinds of nature and help Peter's friends as you make your way around the castle ruins - who will you come across on the way?

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Corfe Castle (3 Dec - 6 Dec)

Thu 03 Dec 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Corfe Castle

A Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at Corfe Castle

Sat 05 Dec 2020
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to the magic of a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail around National Trust Corfe Castle - in partnership with Penguin Random House UK.
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Things to see and do

Walking at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle on top of a hill, against a cloudy summer sky

Family fun at Corfe Castle 

From completing family quests to rolling down a really big hill and playing pooh sticks, your next adventure awaits when Corfe Castle reopens from Thursday 3 December. Adventures start as soon as you arrive, and there are plenty of reasons to return.

Corfe Castle in the dawn mist

Christmas at Corfe Castle 

This Christmas at Corfe Castle make a festive wish and notice seasonal decorations. As you explore the castle ruins in the winter light, families can join in with Peter Rabbit™ and friends for a winter adventure. Wrap up warm to enjoy a hot take-away drink in the outer bailey of the castle or take comfort in the warmth of the 17th century tea-room to enjoy a cosy indulgence.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

Our café at Castle View and Corfe Castle tea-room will be reopening from Thursday 3 December, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, closure of our seating areas, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment.

Second hand books for sale at Corfe Castle

Castle View second-hand bookshop

Reopening from Thursday 3 December, the second-hand bookshop at Corfe Castle is located at Castle View visitor centre next to the car park. It's ideal as a pit-stop to pick up a good read as well as a drink or a light bite from the café before heading off to explore the castle.

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Our work

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

As seen on George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

We recently appeared on Channel 4's George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked TV series. Learn more about the show and head behind the scenes to discover what life was like here during lockdown.

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History

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Wildlife

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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.