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Corfe Castle

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

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

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

Important notice

The accessible toilet at our Welcome Centre is closed until further notice. The closest alternative accessible toilet is located in the village square. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Planning your visit

Corfe Castle at dusk with lights and fire pits

Christmas at Corfe Castle 

Wayward children are invited to join our rather curious Christmas storytelling tour, help Monty Mouse and friends on their hunt for a festive feast in our new family quest, warm up around our fire pits, toast marshmallows and make a Christmas wish on our wishing bridge.

Storytelling tours at Christmas in Corfe Castle

Events at Corfe Castle 

There's something for everyone at Corfe Castle this winter. Spend time here under the stars at our Winter Lights event, sunrise at our Winter Solstice event and get the whole family involved in our 'Rather Curious Christmas'.

Family visiting Corfe Castle at Christmas time

Family-friendly things to do at Corfe Castle 

There is always something new for families to explore at Corfe Castle. This Winter, Monty Mouse and friends need help hunting for a festive family feast and wayward children are invited to join our rather curious Christmas storytelling tour.

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.

Wedding dress in robing room with Corfe Castle in the background

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.

Two dogs on their leads stood on top a rock next to their owners

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.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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