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Corfe Castle Model Village

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Address: Model Village The Square | Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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+44 1929 481234
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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If you would like to know how the castle would have looked before...

If you would like to know how the castle would have looked before destruction by Cromwell in 1646, a visit to the model village shows Corfe Castle and the village in 1/20th scale. Set in beautiful Purbeck surroundings, also with giant games, enchanted fairy garden, working stocks and pillories and croquet. There is on site the Courtyard Tea Room for good quality reasonably priced snacks with a wide range of gluten free options.

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Superb staff and lovely food

We visited with our toddler and dog and the staff could not have made more of a fuss about either of them. The gardens and model village are simply lovely with little features to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TeamBean2013
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Sherborne, United Kingdom

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our toddler and dog and the staff could not have made more of a fuss about either of them. The gardens and model village are simply lovely with little features to amuse you like a tardis on the castle walls. There are games like croquet and garden jenga to entertain kids and adults alike and the café... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Visited the Model Village recently with my husband and two children. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon enjoying the fabulous garden and model village. My daughter, who is 8, absolutely loved the Fairy Garden which was really lovely. We had a delicious cream tea and the staff were very friendly and welcoming! Do not miss this if you visit... More 

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Thank Carlo44Cat
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and interesting. Plenty of seats and games to play. Fairy garden sweet and tea shop/garden and shop.

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Thank traceyknorn
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the model village is a great place to visit to try and experience the entirety of corfe in under a mile!! some amazing little buildings and stories at a reasonable price

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Thank HARRISON0112
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this cafe fairly regularly over the past 10 years. Still run by the same helpful guy who is polite, friendly and very accommodating. He sorted me out a fabulous crab jacket potato as I'm dairy intolerant. Delious. And my other half a lamb sausage baguette followed by Dorset apple cake. Definitely the best cafe to visit in... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I imagine in peak season, getting into this cafe will be a challenge, but it's worth a try. Home cooked food served with a smile.

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Israel
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our large family spent a few delightful hours here despite it being a rainy day. The people are very friendly and helpful. The gardens are beautiful and have plenty to look at and do.... croquet and other outdoor games, fairy garden, model village, pond, wildlife explanations in a potting shed. The little café was excellent. We had Dorset cream teas,... More 

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Thank Ginagalia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I visited the Model village part of our day out in Corfe Castle. The garden absolutely lovely, very tidy and well presented lot of toys for all age. The exact copy of the village is amazing everything build by rock. The coffee shop has delicious cakes and coffee relaxing seats in the garden. Absolutely worth a visit if you are... More 

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Crookham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wow, really excellent, personal service at the Courtyard tea room next to the model village. Great atmosphere and good food.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Corfe castle whilst staying locally for a weekend and decided to pop to the model village after visiting the castle. Great idea. It was lunchtime and fairly busy so we had to sit outside (stopped in cafe for cups of tea) which was pretty chilly for a February weekend but we were all wrapped up so its fine.... More 

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