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Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

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Perched atop a tall hill lie the fortress ruins of Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The steep slopes provide tremendous views of the quaint village below. The remains of the west bailey contain a stone wall with three towers dating from 1202, when the structure was refortified. You'll feel history come alive as you pass through the gates and ascend the steps leading to a royal fortress shaped by warfare. Arrange to visit Corfe Castle and other attractions in Corfe Castle using our Corfe Castle trip website.
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  • Wonderful old ruin with great views. Could do with annotated guide and more story boards around the site which is confusing.Well worth the visit 
    Wonderful old ruin with great views. Could do with annotated guide and more story boards around the site which is confusing.Well worth the visit  more »
  • We have visited Corfe Castle many times over the years and always enjoy visiting, its such an interesting place and has a long and turbulent history. Its lovely to explore the ruins of the castle... 
    We have visited Corfe Castle many times over the years and always enjoy visiting, its such an interesting place and has a long and turbulent history. Its lovely to explore the ruins of the castle...  more »
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  • Great castle to visit with something for all ages to look at and explore. Be prepared for some walking from not only the car park to the castle but also around the castle as you can explore lots of towers and ruins. Being national trust there is lots of information to learn about the castle and activities such a archery and building your own stone arch for the kids. There are two car parks and at weekends you need to be here early, often before 9:30am to get a space if the weather is nice. It's worth it though and you can easily spend a few hours here with all there is to look at. Recommended!
  • Stunning place to visit. Price was worth it as allowed in all day. Parking was a little walk away but ok. The views here were just amazing. Such a beautiful place. Watching the birds fly so close was awesome. Certainly enjoyed it. Highly recommend visiting. Plus the pub at the bottom of the castle is awesome so check that out too!

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