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Corfe Castle Model Village

Model Village The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
+44 1929 481234
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Well worth a visit

Lovely garden with the model village & lovely little cafe with lovely staff & great food. When we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa B
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Hidden Gem!

This is a must after visiting the castle itself, the model village shows how it would have looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PtipG
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden games” (28 reviews)
“scones” (23 reviews)
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Model Village The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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+44 1929 481234
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely garden with the model village & lovely little cafe with lovely staff & great food. When we return we will be visiting here again.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must after visiting the castle itself, the model village shows how it would have looked before it was demolished. This place is amazing for kids, lots of hidden places to go play and hide. The cafe is great and serves lovely food....More

Thank PtipG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Model Village itself is ok and there are some games you can play with the children in the garden, the best bit was the café. Your ticket does allow you to renter any time during the 7 days from purchase. We stayed in Corfe...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Young kids enjoy the games and are fascinated by the model. Enjoy croquet with tea and scones to finish off!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice place to spend a few hours. The model village is built really well and quite a sight - especially the castle. It was a great place for my 3 year old niece. Even a bit of rain couldn't spoil thr...More

Thank franpricey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens where it is set are fantastic, with lots of activities for children. The fairy garden was small but interesting for younger children. However, we had gone to see the model village and were disappointed - it was not very realistic and really not...More

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Coffee was passable , cake was excellent, but there was muttering under breathe about cyclists. This is unfortunate as these cafes survive on cyclists during the winter and it was cold spring day, and 60% of the customers were cyclists. It would be a big...More

Thank Ian T
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Macelio A, Owner at Corfe Castle Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi Ian Just to let you know CYCLISTS ARE VERY WELCOME, so no "muttering under breathe" at all. Yes, we have lots of regular Cyclists groups come here from long time ago and they know they are very welcome (thats why they keep coming back)....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I first visited the model village some 30 years ago with my parents while holidaying in the area, and I could vaguely remember it when visiting again with my nearly 4 year old daughter. The size of this attraction can be a little deceiving when...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Been going for year, always feel so welcome there, food is always fresh. Great place for a day out with the family.

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a cute place to visit ! I had a amazing day out with my family. After we visited the main castle we went to the model village just to have a idea how was the main castle before and we were surprised because in...More

Thank Juan F
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merlindragon
7 July 2017|
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Response from Macelio A | Property representative |
Hi Merlindra, yes we do allow dogs in the whole place, including the tea room. Hope to see you soon. Emily and Ed and the team at the Model Village
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sophie e
12 April 2017|
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Response from Macelio A | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, Entrance prices are; adult £3.95 Concession £3.50 Child £2.75 Family £12.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Carers free Children 3 and under free. Hope that helps. Kind regards Emily
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