Corfe Castle

Important notice -

CAROLS IN THE CASTLE UPDATE: A final decision has been made to go ahead with the event this evening. Gates open at 5pm and normal admission applies.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Corfe Castle ruins illuminated at night

Christmas at Corfe Castle

Traditions old and new make Corfe Castle a special place to visit at Christmas. There’s a festive family quest to complete during the day while the ancient ruins take on a new magic with spectacular lighting effects after dark.

More things to see and do

Upcoming events

Christmas carols in the castle

Fri 13 Dec 2019
Create a new family tradition with some carol singing in the castle this Christmas. Step inside the ruins and get into the festive spirit. Join local choirs and sing your heart out to Christmas carols old and new.

A medieval Christmas adventure with the Lord of Misrule

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Journey through the ruins with Corfe Castle’s own Lord of Misrule.

Spices of Christmas quest and craft

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Make your own crafty Christmas decorations when you visit Corfe Castle this December.

Winter Lights

Sat 14 Dec 2019
See the past in a magical light this Christmas at Corfe Castle.

Winter Solstice

Sat 21 Dec 2019
Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.

History walk and talk tours

Sat 11 Jan 2020
Pam White, Corfe Castle historian revisits the castles rich history on walk and talk tours.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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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.