Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Hallowe'en pumkins at Corfe Castle

Hallowe'en at Corfe Castle

There’s plenty of Hallowe’en fun this half term (October 22-30) with spooky storytelling, a terrifying trail, flying teddies and the chance to see Warwolf II, our very own siege engine, fling missiles high into the air.

A view towards Corfe Castle from the Purbeck Ridgeway

Walks near Corfe Castle 

Walk in the footsteps of the castle builders, trek the Purbeck Ridgeway or discover history of a different kind on Hartland Moor.

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en at Corfe Castle

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Come along and explore the castle this Hallowe'en say boo to our pumpkins as they welcome you. Take part in our horrid spooky trail and enjoy other Hallowe'en activities on offer.

Contemporary Lantern Display

Tue 01 Nov 2016
Join us during the month of November and see how contemporary lanterns subtly illuminate key castle architectural features along with vistas and voids.

Walk: King's Farm to Castle

Tue 08 Nov 2016
Hear how farming through the centuries has changed the landscape of Purbeck.

Walk: Carts to the Castle

Tue 29 Nov 2016
Discover the ancient track ways used to bring Purbeck marble and limestone to the castle.

Tudor Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Join our lord of misrule and walk through the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two.

Winter Lights

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.
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Eating and shopping

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Tales from a turbulent past

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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.

Corfe Castle


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

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.