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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 £9.50 to £10.50 per ticket
Childfrom £4.75 to £5.30 per ticket
Family (one adult and three children)from £14.25 to £15.70 per ticket
Family (two adults and three children)from £23.75 to £26.20 per ticket
Group adult£8.50 per ticket
Group child£4.20 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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1400
  • Very Good
    810
  • Average
    159
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • Fairysarah
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic!!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd September 2018
    Amazing historical place and such fun for kids and adults to run around and climb over the stones. Fantastic views of the surrounding area with a wonderful feeling when the steam train crosses the... Read full review
  • Colin W
    Abingdon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning historic remains, beautiful scenery and views
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
    Owned and managed by the National Trust this is a great place to visit for Adults and Kids - a recent innovation is the installation of three 'story posts' that play a potted history of the plight of... Read full review
  • mariaq313
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Belligerent , rude , unhelpful staff .
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
    I left my recently obtained National Trust membership receipt in my car windscreen in the car park a mile away to show that I was legitimately parked there . I then walked to the castle and was told... 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

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*
Winter Opening (1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Spring Opening (1 March 2019 - 31 March 2019)
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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