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 £12, includes a hot drink and breakfast roll (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon) served in the Tea Rooms.


Event ticket prices
  • All £12.00

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 2018 07:15 - 09:00 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

17th-century falconry

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War.

Volunteer at Corfe Castle

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Find out about volunteer opportunities with drop in days on 24-25 June, 11am-2pm

Open Air Theatre: Dr Dolittle

Thu 28 Jun 2018
Illyria (equity) presents: Dr Dolittle; a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.

Time traveller's kitchen

Sat 07 Jul 2018
The 'Time Traveller's Kitchen' demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck's land, sea and sky.

Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance

Fri 13 Jul 2018
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues.

Seventeenth century murder mystery evenings

Wed 25 Jul 2018
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?