Seventeenth century murder mystery evenings

Enjoy an evening picnic within the castle ruins and then join our hosts as they move through the castle. Can you solve the seventeenth century mystery of the lost treasure?

  • Booking essential

Local drama group Double Act present an evening of murder and mystery in the castle grounds. Can you solve the crime? Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening atmosphere in our ruined castle.

Deadly plots, and tales of revenge, suspicion, witches and murder will unfold as you stroll around the atmospheric ruins at dusk.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00
  • Child £7.50
  • Concession £27.50
    Family (2a, 2c)

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Numbers are limited to 100 and normally sell out.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Castle Gate
What to bring and wear
Picnic, suitable clothing and footwear for an evening in the castle ruins.
The castle, by its very nature, has steep slopes, hidden drops and uneven paths and steps.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 July 2018 18:30 - 21:00 Available
1 August 2018 18:30 - 21:00 Available
8 August 2018 18:30 - 21:00 Available
15 August 2018 18:30 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481294

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