Corfe Castle

Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Enjoy one of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.

A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck.

Discover 1,000 years of our history as a royal palace and fortress. 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. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.

There is parking, a café and toilets at Castle View.

Visit the tea rooms and shop in the village square.

Try local walks with great views from hill and heath. You can even follow the Purbeck Ridgeway to the sea and return by steam train.

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  • The Square
  • Wareham
  • Dorset
  • BH20 5EZ