Corfe Castle is located halfway between Wareham and Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
The dramatic ruins of the Castle stand on a natural hill and guard the main route through the Purbeck Hills.
It guards the gap between the Isle of Purbeck and the rest of Dorset and nothing can pass in or out without going past the Castle.
Visiting Corfe Castle has to be on the 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’s plenty of places to explore in The Village to keep you occupied all day.
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 find plenty of places to relax and enjoy local sourced food and a drink in one the many pubs, cafés, take-aways and restaurants.
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Getting to Corfe Castle
The main route to Corfe Castle is via the A351 from Wareham or via the Sandbanks Ferry from Poole and Bournemouth