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Corfe Castle


Opening hours

Open Daily, apart from Whole property closed 8 March, 25 and 26 December. Last admission to the castle 30 minutes before closing.
Please check opening times with the property


Tel. 01929 481 294

Postcode BH20 5EZ


One of Britain's most majestic ruins and once a controlling gateway through the Purbeck Hills, the castle boasts breathtaking views and several waymarked walks. The demolition of the castle in 1646 by the Parliamentarians marked the end of a rich history as both fortress and royal residence. With its fallen walls and secret places, it is a place to explore, a giant playground for children of all ages. The crumbling ruins and subtle invasion by plants and animals, along with its almost ethereal quality as light and weather change, all contribute to the unique atmosphere of Corfe Castle. Note: steep, uneven slopes, steps and sudden drops.

* Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument.
* Discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.
* Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops.

Shop and tea-room close at 5:30 April to September. Property completely closed 25 and 26 December, also closed one day in March for staff training (please call before your visit to check). High winds can cause closure of all or parts of castle. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ Telephone: 01929 481294 (Infoline)


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