Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Overview

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument and discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.

What makes it special

  • Step back in time
  • Explore how royalty lived
  • Uncover medieval history

Price

From £5.30

Hostels nearby

Corfe Castle

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SY959822

Lat/Lng: 50.640129, -2.0587958

Contact information

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