Corfe Castle in Dorset in the misty early morning sunlight
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Dorset - Corfe Castle

Travel back through the mists of time at Corfe Castle

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

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

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval castle. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic ruins with their breathtaking views. Discover 1000 years of the castle's history as a royal palace and fortress.

Few sights are as evocative as the morning mist floating away to reveal the ruined fortress of Corfe Castle. Commanding a lofty, strategic position in a gap in the Purbeck ridge, it is a brooding presence by which to start any walk. Discover the surrounding hills and heathlands, with extensive views to the glistening coast.

Many of the finest hikes around Corfe Castle explore the magical geology of the Jurassic Coast. Experience tremendous rambling along beautiful, secluded coves whilst fossil hunting in amongst the rock formations. Adventures on some of England’s most spectacular cliff tops at places like Old Harry Rocks and St Alban’s Head also await.