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Corfe Castle

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CORFE CASTLE
Dorset
BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adultfrom £9.90 to £10.50 per ticket
Childfrom £4.50 to £5.25 per ticket
Family (one adult and three children)from £14.85 to £15.75 per ticket
Family (two adults and three children)from £24.75 to £26.25 per ticket
Group adult£8.55 per ticket
Group child£4.28 per ticket
National Trust membersFree

Free entry and parking for National Trust members. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1222
  • Very Good
    737
  • Average
    144
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • clive w
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Administered and degraded by National Trust
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    I love Corfe Castle as a boy of ten years old I loved to play with my friend and sliding down the grass banks climbing over the rocks that was 69 years ago, once you have seen corfe you never ever... Read full review
  • Ktema350
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Amazing place but expensive...
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd October 2017
    Title sums it up really. This place is just fabulous but unfortunately the prices just make visiting with a family very poor value for money. There is very little in the way of information as you... Read full review
  • Morten S
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great castle ruin
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd October 2017
    Really a marvelous place in a fantastic location. The view of the ruin is stunning. Reserve at least 1½ hour. Read full review

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousBournemouth Tourism Attraction Experience of the Year Bournemouth Tourism Attraction Experience of the Year 2013
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 enjoy a pleasant walk into Corfe Castle village (1 mile) or catch the 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.

Public Transport Directions

FROM THE WEST: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Transfer to the number 40 bus to Castle View Visitor Centre bus stop, Corfe Castle.

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 Castle View Visitor Centre bus stop, Corfe Castle. 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.

JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables.

TRAVEL DISCOUNT: Present your bus or train ticket when entering the Castle for a redeemable voucher for the National Trust cafe or shop.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Must be pre-booked.

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Car and coach parking at Castle View Visitor Centre, charge if not NT member. Uphill walk from car park to Castle.
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route - Bus numbers 30 or 40 - Castle View Visitor Centre bus stop
  • Parking (charge) - charges apply to non National Trust members

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - National Trust licensed tea rooms and garden

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Minimum 1 hour
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French and German
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Opening Times

Winter Opening (1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Spring Opening (1 March 2018 - 31 March 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Summer Opening (1 April 2018 - 30 September 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Autumn Opening (1 October 2018 - 31 October 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Castle, shop, tea-room and visitor centre closed 3rd March and 25th to 26th December. Last admission to castle 30 minutes before closing time. Parts of the grounds may be closed due to high winds.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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