Corfe Castle

Important notice -

We've reopened the castle, car park and toilets at Corfe Castle. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What's On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without booking.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park, castle, tea-room and toilets are open and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Members will be able to book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We will be turning people away if you arrive and haven't booked your tickets in advance. We'll be releasing more tickets every Friday. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Corfe Castle (13 July - 19 July)

Wed 15 Jul 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Corfe Castle.
Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

A family walking in the outer bailey at Corfe Castle

Visiting Corfe Castle: what you need to know 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you've got a ticket booked for a visit to Corfe Castle, read this article to find everything you need to know about travelling here, what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

Walking at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our tea-room has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Bamboo picnic jug and bowls from summer retail product range 2019.

Stop off at the shop

Our shop is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-4pm. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases hat we are able to continue to look after Corfe Castle for everyone, for ever.

Our policy on BBQs 

Due to a high risk of wildfires at the moment, we're asking you to please not bring a barbecue or light a campfire when you visit the coast and countryside. To help protect wildlife, please also take any litter home with you.

Corfe Castle

History

Corfe Castle

Join or give

Corfe Castle

Wildlife

Corfe Castle

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.

Corfe Castle

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.