CORFE CASTLE

The Gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, the famous Village and Castle offers great places to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay…

Corfe Castle
Photo by David Churchill

The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill overlooking the village with the same name, guarding the main route through the Purbeck Hills.

Corfe Castle is located halfway between Wareham and Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, UK.

It guards the gap between the Isle of Purbeck and the rest of Dorset, nothing can pass in or out without going past the Castle.

A trip to Corfe Castle has to be on everyone’s wish-list when visiting Dorset ~ it’s easy to find and there’s lots to see and do when you get here. Exploring The Castle is great fun for kids of any age, and there are plenty of places to explore in The Village to keep you occupied all day.

You can visit the Model Village (a 1/20th scale model of Corfe Castle and the village), learn about the village in the tiny Museum, explore the winding streets and see the unique Purbeck Stone Cottages, go back in time and visit the Swanage to Corfe Castle Heritage Steam Railway.

You’ll also find plenty of places to relax and enjoy local sourced food and a drink in one of the many pubs, cafés, takeaways and restaurants, and if you would like to stay longer, there’s plenty of Accommodation from hotels, self-catering, bed and breakfast to camping and glamping.

The Village of Corfe Castle

The Village offers a great range of attractions, shops, places to eat and drink

The Famous Castle

All about the Castle, it’s history, opening times and how to book your tickets

What’s on at Corfe Castle

Corfe hosts a number of events each years, plus a growing number of local activities

Accommodation in Corfe

From Bed & Breakfast, Self-Catering, Hotels, Camping and Glamping

Food and Drink

Take-Away, Traditional Pub Food, Fine Dining and Local Treats

Shops and Businesses

Corfe offers a wide range of local arts, crafts and gifts

Local News and Updates

Local News, Updates and History

Corfe Castle Live Webcam

Check out the weather via the live webcam

How to Get to Corfe Castle

Car, Bus, Train and Parking

Swanage Railway

Family Railway Attraction in Dorset

Located in the Isle of Purbeck, the rebuilt Swanage Railway is the perfect place to enjoy a great family day out on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

The line has stations at Corfe Castle and Harman’s Cross as well as a halt at Herston, on the outskirts of Swanage. There are refreshment buffets at Norden and Swanage stations with picnic tables at most of the stations so you can soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a picnic.

Visiting Corfe Castle

The main route to Corfe Castle is via the A351 from Wareham or via the Sandbanks Ferry from Poole and Bournemouth

More information can be found on the How to Get Here page ~ including Roads, Trains, Buses and Parking

Reviews of Corfe Castle

News, Updates and Local Information

The Gateway to the Isle of Purbeck ~ Corfe Castle offers great places to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay…

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