Things to do at Corfe Castle National Trust review
Corfe Castle is one of a handful of castles owned by the National Trust located in Wareham, Dorset. The dramatic ruins of the castle stand on a natural hill which you can see for miles around.
The first castle would have been built of wood. It was rebuilt in stone by William the Conqueror and used for the next 600 years as a royal fortress. Sadly the castle was ordered to be destroyed after the English Civil war but you can still see its ruins today. With fallen fortress walls and secret places to discover kids will love exploring.
The castle hosts yearly events including family fun days and battle re-enactments. Make sure you ask for a family guide as this will provide you with a kid’s quiz and trail. There is a wildlife walk around the grounds and they often have extra school holiday activities.
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FAQ and Further Information – Corfe Castle National Trust
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe at Castle View and Corfe Castle tea-room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Ruined castle you can explore, trails for kids and a wildlife walk. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust or Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £10.00, children are £5.00. Under 5s are free and family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a pay and display car park, plus a second pay and display car park close by.
When are they open?
Corfe Castle is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are permitted on a short lead.
Are they accessible?
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