Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Things to see and do

Storytelling at Corfe Castle

Half term fun

A mysterious box full of spices from the orient has been washed up on the shores of Purbeck. Hear its secrets in family storytelling daily from Tuesday 30 May to Sunday 4 June. Also, follow the clues to claim your prize on our family-friendly Tudor Quest throughout half term.

A view towards Old Harry from the Purbeck Ridgeway

The Purbeck Ridgeway walk - Corfe Castle to the coast 

Longer evenings mean more time for exploring further afield. The Purbeck Ridgeway walk links Corfe Castle with that other Dorset landmark, Old Harry and gives spectacular views over Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck throughout. Tackle the whole nine miles with the option to return by steam train or just try a section.

Upcoming events

Medieval Falconry

Sat 27 May 2017
Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a stylish, sophisticated and noble sport with new skills brought back from the Crusades.

'The Spice Box'

Tue 30 May 2017
A captivating, humorous story, a mysterious spice box has been washed up and captured on the shores of Purbeck. What is its story?

Tudor Falconry

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Join us to find out about this Golden Age of British falconry.

Open Air Theatre: Wind in the Willows

Fri 11 Aug 2017
Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious escapades.
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Eating and shopping

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The keep at Corfe Castle

Kings, martyrs and heroines  

The story of Corfe Castle is the story of all those who have lived, worked and fought here over many centuries.

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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.

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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.

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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.