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Dorset

Corfe Castle

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

Corfe Castle bathed in golden sunlight

Important notice

The castle will be closing at 3:30pm on Friday 21 June 2024 for a private event.

Planning your visit

Wedding dress in robing room with Corfe Castle in the background
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Weddings at Corfe Castle 

Perched above a picture postcard village with panoramic views of the Purbeck countryside, the fairy-tale ruins of this 1,000 year old castle make for the perfect setting for your romantic wedding ceremony.

An image of the South West Gatehouse of Corfe Castle before and after conservation works.
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Caring for Corfe Castle 

The National Trust carries out vital conservation work in and around Corfe Castle, helping to protect this historic site for the enjoyment of visitors both now and in the future.

Living History at Corfe Castle

Events at Corfe Castle 

Our events at Corfe Castle are designed to ensure everyone has a great day out. There's something for everyone, from living history to themed games and seasonal family quests, artisan crafts and open-air theatres.

Children swordfighting at Corfe Castle, Dorset
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Family-friendly things to do at Corfe Castle 

Corfe Castle is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled family day out. There is always something new to explore and join in with a jam-packed programme of events.

A group of people of all ages having a tour of castle ruins
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Things to see and do at Corfe Castle 

Corfe Castle offers plenty to see and do, including walks around the ruins, a audio trail and wildlife spotting in the surrounding hills. Find out more.

Two dogs on their leads stood on top a rock next to their owners
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Visiting Corfe Castle with your dog 

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Corfe Castle all year round. Find out more about where you can take your dog and the facilities available.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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