Winter Solstice

Experience the rare opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.

  • Booking essential

Castle opens 7am - 9am. Tickets £10, includes a hot drink and breakfast bap (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon) served in the Tea Rooms.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
No unaccompanied children
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Castle entrance
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes, and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey only.
Weather can influence the start time of this event!


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 December 2017 07:15 - 09:00 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481924

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en at Corfe Castle

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Explore the castle this Hallowe'en and say boo to our pumpkins as they welcome you. Bring along your own brave teddy to have a go at the fearsome Zip Wire Challenge and take part in our spooky trail.

Ghostly stories

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Find yourself beside the keep or looking upwards as the castle looms above. Granny Cousins will lead you as we uncover ghostly stories oozing from the very fabric of the ruins.

Tudor Christmas: Storytelling

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Join our Lord of Misrule on a journey through the romantic ruins. Find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two. Please note storytelling on 21st December will end at 4pm.

Winter Lights

Sat 09 Dec 2017
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. Please note winter lights on 21st December is cancelled.

A taste of Tudor time

Sat 09 Dec 2017
Join us on 9, 15, 16 22 and 23 December for a Tudor Christmas feast beside the roaring log fire in our tea-rooms, featuring authentic period recipes accompanied by mulled wine and mead.

Winter Solstice

Thu 21 Dec 2017
Experience the rare opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.