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Corfe Castle

Type:National Trust Property

The Square
CORFE CASTLE
Dorset
BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle

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.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1431
  • Very Good
    824
  • Average
    162
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • cevans1968
    newbury
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A must see place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Corfe castle is o e of the best ruins of a castle I've been to. It is perched up high on a hill top with stunning views. If you're lucky you will see a steam train going along g the tracks below you... Read full review
  • 415John
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    It'll be nice when it's finished!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Like all good castles, Corfe Castle sits atop a hill in the middle of the picturesque village of the same name. It has a fascinating history and though ruined, dominates it's setting. Really worth... Read full review
  • 339julianf
    Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely old castle ruin with long history
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Visited with my girlfriend on a windy December day. Lovely castle on a hill with good views of the surrounding countryside. Saw the steam train from the castle. Long interesting history. Did some... Read full review

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

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • 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
  • Min group size - 15
  • 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
  • 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.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Winter Opening (28 October 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Winter Opening (1 January 2019 - 15 February 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Spring and Summer Opening (16 February 2019 - 29 September 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Autumn Opening (30 September 2019 - 27 October 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter Opening (28 October 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes
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.

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Friday, 21st December 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

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. £10pp. Gates open 7.15am, last entry 7.30am. Booking essential. Please wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Please be aware that there...
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Friday, 21st December 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Friday, 28th December 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

Winter LightsChristmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.
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Friday, 14th December 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Wednesday, 26th December 2018 - Thursday, 27th December 2018

Monday, 31st December 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

The Lord of MisruleDating back to medieval England, the "Lord of Misrule" tradition continued right through into the 17th-century. Join Corfe Castle's very own 17th-century mischief-maker for stories and games as you journey through the castle ruins. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the...
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