Winter Solstice

Experience the peace and tranquility of watching the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins.

  • Booking essential

The castle gates will open at 7:15 in time for you to walk up and find the perfect spot to watch the sunrise Tickets £12, includes a hot drink to collect at the castle entrance on your way up and a breakfast roll (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon) served on your way down in the tea-room. Bring a camping chair for added comfort.


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 - 09:15 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

October half-term: Family quests, craft and spooky fun.

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Explore our family quest, create your own creepy creatures, get involved in traditional crafts and find the missing pumpkins.

October half-term: The great escape

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Bring your own brave teddy to rescue one of our knights and escape down the zip-wire.

October half-term: Trebuchet missile launch

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Come and see how far a missile launch from Corfe Castle's resident medieval siege engine will go.

Twelve days of Christmas family quest

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Search for the shields hidden in the castle ruins, complete the activities and solve the clues to successfully complete your Christmas castle quest.

Get crafty at Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Make your own natural Christmas decoration when you visit Corfe Castle this December.

Christmas carols in the castle

Sun 09 Dec 2018
Create a new family tradition with carols in the castle. Step inside the ruins and join in with songs old and new. A selection of delicious winter warmers will also be available from the tea-room.