Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare
One of Britain’s most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, all ages are captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck. Discover 1,000 years of our history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner. Spot the ‘murder holes’ and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.
Opening Times Please note…
Peak: 4-5 March, 11-12 March, 18-19 March, 25-26 March, 1-2 April, 8 -23 April, 29 April -1 May, 6-7 May, 13-14 May, 20-21 May, 27 May -4 June, 10-11 June, 17-18 June, 24-25 June, 8-31 July, 1-27 August, 2-3 Sept., 9-10 Sept., 16-17 Sept., 23-24 Sept., 30 Sept.-1 Oct., 7-8 Oct., 21-29 October.
Off peak: at all other times.
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.
Family tickets admit two adults and up to three children under the age of 17.
One adult family tickets admit one adult and up to three children under the age of 17.
|1 adult and up to 3 children||£14.85||£13.50|
|1 adult and up to 3 children||£15.75||£14.32|