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Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle ruins are one of Britain’s most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians, they sit proudly upon a hill of this beautiful historical village with the same name.

Discover 1,000 years of its history as a royal palace and fortress. This special place is a favourite haunt for adults and children alike where people are captivated by these romantic ruins that offer breathtaking views across the Purbecks. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner.

Spot the ‘murder holes’ and count the arrow loops or take part on one of our quests around the ruins. Throughout the year, there are an abundance of events and exciting things to do here for all the family, from watching falconry displays, hunting for clues on the Easter trails or taking part in knight school as part of the medieval village. History comes to life at Corfe Castle where you can step back in time and discover what life might have been like once upon a time

  • cafe/tea room
  • Picnics Allowed
  • Parking onsite
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Castles