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Keeper of the Castle BSL Storytelling Tours

Join the Keeper of the Castle and a BSL signed interpreter to discover a story 1000 years in the making.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Roll up! Roll up! Who's ready for a story 1000 years in the making?!

Tours begin at 11am, 12:30, 2 and 3:30pm in the Outer Bailey.

Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made Corfe Castle fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. At the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies...

During this fun and fact filled 45-minute tour you will discover some of the castle's secrets and participate in interactive challenges as you time travel through the ages from the Normans to the 1980's.

A BSL interpreter will be alongside the Keeper of the Castle, providing simultaneous interpretation. All are welcome to the tours, those both deaf and of hearing are able to join in and take part.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This is a family friendly event

Meeting point

This event will begin in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle and will involve steep slopes and steps.

What to bring and wear

Clothes and footwear suitable for exploring a ruined castle with uneven surfaces and lots of steps.

Accessibility

There are series of steps from the South West Gatehouse onwards. Tours running on these dates will have simultaneous BSL interpretation. Walking poles are available to borrow from the castle entrance.

Upcoming events

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at
10:00 to 17:30
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Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours 

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on
21 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 17:30
+ 12 other dates or times
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22 Jul to 16 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 12:30
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