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

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

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Cinema under the stars

Fri 24 Aug 2018
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Wed 05 Sep 2018
Illyria (equity) presents: The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Civil War: Betrayed

Sat 08 Sep 2018
Experience all aspects of a Civil War encampment at Corfe Castle, including drills and weaponry displays, led by Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote.