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Corfe Castle

The Square
BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle in spring
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  • Knights at Corfe Castle

Telephone: +44 01929 481294

Opening Times

Open New Year
Autumn Opening (30 September 2019 - 27 October 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter Opening (28 October 2019 - 31 December 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Castle, shop, tea-room and visitor centre closed 7th 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult off peak£10.00 per ticket
Adult peak£11.00 per ticket
Child off peak£5.00 per ticket
Child peak£5.50 per ticket
Family off peak (one adult and three children)£15.00 per ticket
Family off peak (two adults and three children)£25.00 per ticket
Family peak (one adult and three children)£16.50 per ticket
Family peak (two adults and three children)£27.50 per ticket
Group adult off peak£9.50 per ticket
Group adult peak£10.40 per ticket
Group child off peak£4.20 per ticket
Group child peak£4.60 per ticket
National Trust members (at any time)Free

Peak: 16-24 February. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.

Off peak: At all other times.

Under 5s: free. Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive).

Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child.

Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms.

Telephone: +44 01929 481294



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • Felixstowe2016
    Felixstowe, United Kingdom
    Although this is a ruin it still is interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th October 2019
    Although this is a ruin it still is interesting so we are back again. Parking is the biggest problem around here although there are large car parks close by and around 3/4 mile away. We couldn't get... Read full review
  • Tony B
    Daventry, United Kingdom
    Good to look around the ruins
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th October 2019
    Got here by taking the swanage railway and stopping at Corfe castle. The village is interesting and the castle itself despite being ruined has actually got a nice charm about it. Very family friendly... Read full review
  • JohnE1979
    Mellor, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th October 2019
    We visited while staying in South Lytchett. Decided to join the National Trust and glad we did. Great visitor attraction. Loved the story posts in the way around the castle. Read full review



  • Gift Shop


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


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

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - Minimum 1 hour
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 50
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Must be pre-booked.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest major road is the A351 - follow the road from Wareham towards Swanage for approximately 5 miles.

There is a National Trust car and coach 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.

Cars can also park at Corfe Castle West Street car park - follow signs to the Village Centre and Castle.

Alternatively, cars and coaches can 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 railway station.

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:

JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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

Telephone: +44 01929 481294


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Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

Carols in the castleEnjoy some Christmas cheer this December with a local choir as you sing along to some traditional carols within the castle ruins.
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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Monday, 23rd December 2019

Friday, 27th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Winter lights at Corfe CastleWinter lights at Corfe CastleGet into the festive spirit this Christmas and explore the castle grounds by the light of braziers, beacons and contemporary lighting. 
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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Monday, 23rd December 2019

Friday, 27th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Monday, 30th December 2019 - Tuesday, 31st December 2019

A medieval Christmas adventure with the Lord of MisruleDating back to medieval England, the Lord of Misrule tradition continues at Corfe Castle.
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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

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Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

The silhouette of Corfe Castle at dawn Winter Solstice at Corfe CastleWatch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins long before anyone else arrives. Enjoy a breakfast roll in the Castle Tea-Rooms. £12.50pp. Gates open 7.15am, last entry 7.30am. Booking essential. Please wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Please be aware that…
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