A Castle Quest: Celebrating the Bankes Estate
Celebrating 40 years since the bequest of the Bankes estate to the National Trust, this trail takes participants on a journey of discovery around the historic ruins.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
There’s more to the Bankes Estate than perhaps meets the eye, from dinosaur footprints in the Purbeck countryside to the earthwork remains of the Durotriges Celtic settlement. Discover these fun facts and more this February and March at Corfe Castle.
This trail will be fun for children and adults alike so all are encouraged to get involved on their visit.
This trail is free but regular admission applies.
- Event ticket prices
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Corfe Castle is open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.
National Trust Members: free.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children.
- This is a family friendly activity
- Meeting point
- The trail will be available for collection from the entrance of Corfe Castle.
- What to bring and wear
- Warm clothes for a winter or early spring adventure.
- This trail will take you up steep slopes and steps. For an alternative version of this trail please email email@example.com