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Corfe Castle

Type:National Trust Property

The Square
BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle in spring

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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • coggeshall_couple
    Coggeshall, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Stunning location
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th May 2019
    Visited Corfe Castle on our Honeymoon. From the moment the castle came in to view you are in awe of how truly magical it is. We went into the National Trust building by the car park as you drive... Read full review
  • SteveC667
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    To see the Castle Fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    If you come to this area you must visit here it is a great place. And the village is great as well. It is a bit hilly so you need a good pair of legs but apart from that great Read full review
  • Madras00
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Easter Egg Hunt made the visit even better!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    We had a great time at Corfe Castle. On arrival and throughout the visit the volunteers working for the National Trust were extremely helpful and enthusiastic. We spent the morning exploring the... 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:

JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: 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.



  • 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.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Spring and Summer Opening (16 February 2019 - 29 September 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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.


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