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Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle

#1 of 75 in Historic Sites in Dorset
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Perched atop a tall hill lie the fortress ruins of Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The steep slopes provide tremendous views of the quaint village below. The remains of the west bailey contain a stone wall with three towers dating from 1202, when the structure was refortified. You'll feel history come alive as you pass through the gates and ascend the steps leading to a royal fortress shaped by warfare. Arrange to visit Corfe Castle and other attractions in Corfe Castle using our Corfe Castle trip website.
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  • The castle is closed at the moment in lockdown but when it is open it is a great place to visit. I have been coming here for the last 30 years. The views from the top of the castle are fantastic...  more »
  • As somewhat of a history nerd, what can I say? This place is incredible, it blew me away! Dating originally from just after the Norman Conquest of 1066, this castle has had a turbulent history...  more »

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