Corfe Castle

Important notice -

The tearooms are currently closed for essential maintenance. Light refreshments can be purchased from Castle View Visitor Centre located in our car park. The shop and castle are open as normal.

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

A Castle Quest: Celebrating the Bankes Estate

Sat 05 Feb 2022
Celebrating 40 years since the bequest of the Bankes estate to the National Trust, this trail takes participants on a journey of discovery around the historic ruins.

Quiet hour at Corfe Castle

Wed 09 Feb 2022
Enjoy a peaceful hour at Corfe Castle. This bookable event encourages peace and quiet within the hour of 9-10 am on Wednesday morning.

February Half Term Fun at Corfe Castle

Sat 19 Feb 2022
Fantastic Family Fun at Corfe Castle

The Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
The Wessex Ancient Network celebrate the Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle.

Historic Games at Corfe Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
At Corfe Castle this summer, discover a plethora of historic games and activities.

Summer Outdoor Entertainment at Corfe Castle

Thu 04 Aug 2022
Come along to Corfe Castle this summer and become immersed in wonderful outdoor entertainment in the romantic ruins, nestled in the heart of the Purbeck countryside.
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Eating and shopping

The tea-rooms at Corfe Castle

The tea-room

The tea-room is closed for refurbishment and is due to reopen in the middle of February. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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A young girl tries on a Norman helmet at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle for schools and colleges 

Explore 1,000 years of history through educational group visits tailored to the needs of your students. Guided tours are available as well as self-led visits.

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Our work

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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.