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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 National Trust shop will be closed from Sunday 18 February re-opening on Friday 15 March. The Welcome Centre accessible toilet is closed until further notice.

Planning your visit

Children playing archery in Corfe Castle

Events at Corfe Castle 

Our events at Corfe Castle are designed to ensure everyone has a great day out. Join us for Rang Barse, a celebration of spring, love, and new life, in collaboration with BPC Indian Community. Discover fun family games such as welly wanging, egg and spoon and archery along with our popular chocolate egg hunt this Easter. Visitors can also get involved with our Artisan craft and medieval tile workshops.

Children swordfighting at Corfe Castle, Dorset

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.

Two visitors walking through the historic ruins at Corfe Castle

Things to see and do at Corfe Castle 

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

Aerial view of Corfe Castle overlooking the village in Dorset

Accessibility at Corfe Castle 

To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the historic ruins, discover how we're making Corfe Castle as accessible to all.

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

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.

A group visiting the ruins of Corfe Castle

Group visits to Corfe Castle 

Find out everything you need to know about booking a group visit to Corfe Castle, from admission prices to information about school visits.

View of the ruins of Corfe Castle, lit in golden autumn sunlight, with a hill in the background

Volunteering opportunities at Corfe Castle 

Corfe Castle is always looking for friendly and passionate volunteers to join the team. Volunteers play a big part in caring for the historic ruins and welcoming visitors to Corfe Castle and the wider Purbeck estate.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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