Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made it fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. During this fun and fact filled 45-minute tour you will discover some of the castle's secrets and participate in interactive challenges as you time travel through the ages from the Normans to the 1940's.
10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (these times are chosen to accommodate those arriving on the steam train from Swanage)
- Event ticket prices
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Corfe Castle is open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.
National Trust Members: free.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children.
- This is a family friendly event
- Meeting point
- Corfe Castle
- What to bring and wear
- Clothes and footwear suitable for exploring a ruined castle with uneven surfaces and lots of steps.
- Please contact us directly to arrange a step-free version of this event.
- 14+ 15, 21st + 22 May 4 + 5 and 11 + 12 June 2 + 3, 9 + 10 + 16+ 17 July