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 roll (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 2018 07:15 - 09:00 Available

Contact Info

Corfe Castle
Call 01929 481924

Upcoming events

Mother's Day high tea at Corfe Castle

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Treat your mum to a day out at Corfe Castle, with a special Mother's Day high tea in our eighteenth century tea-rooms (£12.95 per person). Please call to book - 01929 481332

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Seek out and discover the Purbeck nature & wildlife inspired clues to claim your Cadbury chocolatey treat.

Easter holidays: seventeenth century longbow

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Find out about the continued use of the medieval longbow and crossbow during the seventeenth century. Shooting displays as well as have-a-go archery (£2 for 5 arrows)

Meet a musketeer

Sat 21 Apr 2018
Travel back in time and meet a Royalist musketeer of the Civil War. Practice your soldier survival skills, including flint & steel fire making, cartridge making and sword school.

Saxons & Vikings: Siege of Wareham

Sat 05 May 2018
Witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham. Explore the Saxon village and learn about everyday life during this harsh period.

Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed

Sat 26 May 2018
Experience musket drills, weaponry displays and a dramatic re-enactment of the first siege in 1642.