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Corfe Castle in Dorset

Plan your tour to Corfe Castle

Category
Castles, Palaces & Stately Homes
Address
The Square
Corfe Castle
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 5EZ
Opening times
1 Feb-28 Feb: 10am-4pm Mon-Sun
1 Mar-31 Mar: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun
1 Apr-30 Sep: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
1 Oct-31 Oct: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun
1 Nov-31 Jan: 10am-4pm Mon-Sun
Ticket prices
Adults: £5.90
Children: £2.95
Family: £14.75
Corfe Castle
The ruins of Corfe Castle can be seen from miles around whether approaching from the north or looking down from the Purbeck Hills. Corfe Castle has had it's fair share of grandeur and bloody history:

In 978AD Edward the Martyr was murdered by his stepmother Elfreda on this site, clearing the way for her own son Ethelred the unready to sieze the English throne.

King John, the hugely unpopular king, turned Corfe Castle into one of the mightiest castles in the realm - an impregnable fortress and maximum security prison for his niece, Eleanor, and 25 of her knights (22 of who were starved to death).

    • Elliott James
    • Breathtaking!
      Quite a walk up there, but you go through a lovely little village to get there. So atmospheric, I'd recommend it.
      Will return as we go to Dorset frequently to the New Forest.
    • 4 stars Elliott James