Corfe Castle<br>NATIONAL TRUST, Purbeck. Hand Picked Castles in Dorset, England
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 Corfe Castle<br>NATIONAL TRUST, Purbeck

Corfe Castle

The Square
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EZ
Tel: +44(0)1929 481294
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Corfe Castle
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One of Britain’s most dramatic ruins, the castle controlled the gateway through the Purbeck Hills and has been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror.

Defended during the Civil War by the redoubtable Lady Bankes, the castle fell to treachery from within, and was heavily slighted afterwards by the Parliamentarians. Many fine Norman and early English features remain.

Situated in the shadow of the castle is the interactive visitor display where you can learn about the fascinating history of this medieval castle.

The Castle grounds are perfect for a picnic, or visit the National Trust tearooms where you can sample the home-made cakes in the delightful garden.

Pick up an events leaflet for more things to see and do during the season. The programme will include living history, open air theatre, a festival of traditional crafts, the ever popular Archaeology Weekend, a series of special guided walks, childrens’ school holiday activities, plus much more.

• Historic House
• Tea Room
• Car Park
• Private Group Tours
• School Tours Available

Paying visitors arriving by public transport offered a reduction on production of a valid bus or train ticket. NT members arriving by public transport offered a voucher redeemable at the NT shop or tea-room in Corfe Castle (offer open until Dec 2005). Discounted Corfe Castle/Swanage Steam Railway joint tickets available from Swanage Steam Railway (tel. 01929 425800)

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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