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Come and visit us to see what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.
Included in the Model Village and gardens are:-
-Giant Games for all the family
-Village punishment area for scoundrels, with working stocks and pillories
-Enchanted fairy garden
-Wildlife garden with hide and bird feeding station
-The Potting shed mini museum and information centre
-Life size civil war soldiers, guarding our castle
-Terrace for refreshments with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and castle
-Gift shop, selling local produce and fun gifts for all the family
The Courtyard tea room servies fresh local produce in a 17th Century courtyard setting, open to everyone whether visiting the Model Village or not.
Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.
|2021 Opening (15 February 2021 - 1 November 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 15:30*|
* For full opening hours see website.
November to January: cafe and tea room is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 adults + 3 children||£15.00 per ticket|
|Adult||£4.20 per ticket|
|Child||£3.00 per ticket|
|Child under 4 years old||Free|
|Seniors||£3.90 per ticket|
A combined ticket for the Model Village and Swanage Railway can be bought from Corfe Castle, Norden and Swanage railway station booking offices on train operating days only.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
The nearest major road is the A351 - follow the road from Wareham towards Swanage for approximately 5 miles. Park at Corfe Castle West Street car park and follow signs to the Village Centre and Castle. Alternatively park at Norden Car Park (just off the A351) and either enjoy a pleasant walk into Corfe Castle village (1 mile) or catch the Swanage Railway steam train to Corfe Castle station. There is also a National Trust car park (free to members) on the edge of the village which is a half mile walk around the base of the Castle to the Castle entrance.
Sat Nav for nearest car park is BH20 5EB.
From the west: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to East Street bus stop in Corfe Castle. Walk towards the Castle, turn left into The Square and left again into West Street.
From the east: catch a train to Bournemouth Railway Station, transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage, then transfer again to the number 30 or 40 bus to East Street bus stop in Corfe Castle. Walk towards the Castle, turn left into The Square and left again into West Street. Alternatively, at times when the Swanage Railway is running, catch a train from Swanage to Corfe Castle. Tel: 01929 425800 or visit their website: www.swanagerailway.co.uk. From the station follow the road to the end and cross the road heading into The Square, then turn left into West Street.
Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
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