Corfe Castle is a National Trust site I had not yet visited until over the weekend. We spent a sunny Autumn day exploring the Castle ruins and enjoying what Corfe Castle had to offer.
In all honesty I thought the walk would be too long and hard work for Amelia assuming it would be quite uphill, but I was wrong! Amelia went over the summer with my parents who happily informed me that it is a smallish length walk that is a gradual incline and has quite a bit for children to do.
You park up and cross over the road and walk through some woodland that runs alongside the castle. Along this path are different signs hidden that Amelia was running ahead to show me as she had been here before and had to show me the way. There is a little play trail bit with some beams and bits to walk across and stepping stones in the water for children to jump across, we saved this for the walk back but it’s a lovely little extra.
When you come out of the woods your actually in the village of Corfe which threw my bearings a little but then you go over the bridge and into the castle ruins. So you could come in via the village rather than the woods either way!
As soon as you walk in you get the impressive view of the castle and there are some extra bits going on; bricks to build with, costumes to dress up in and giant board games. It looked amazing against the blue skies and I was ready to get walking up to the top of the castle.
You really don’t have to walk far to get yourself to the top of the castle which is really nice. There is a little trail of shields for children to find to keep them walking but Amelia was happy just running about in and out of the ruins and remains of the different rooms.
When you get right to the top the views are just incredible! The light beams through the holes in the castle and made it look so inviting. The castle ruins and remains are amazing to look at and imagine the history of those bricks. I love how all the photos I got make it look like Amelia is the only one wandering around the castle as though it’s her own; would be about fitting for Princess Amelia!
I was really impressed with how accessible the castle is after expecting it to be a really unfriendly hike up to the top where in fact it’s gradual and not far at all. After we had walked through the castle Amelia was about ready for a scoop of Mint Choc Chip Icecream so we sat in the village and enjoyed an icecream to finish of our little adventure!
I now feel like I just want to go to every Castle I can find so if anyone has any recommendations I would love to know! I would definitely recommend a visit to Corfe Castle if you are local as there is also other things to do in the village of Corfe or the nearby beaches at Studland and Swanage.
Thanks for reading!xx