For those who are looking for a romantic getaway in the UK, there are few places quite as charming, nor indeed romantic, as the parish village of Corfe Castle. Presided over by the ruins of a Norman fairytale castle and with streets awash with charm, the village is the perfect place to spend a long weekend escaping the hustle and bustle of busy modern day life. Here’s your ultimate guide on where to stay in Corfe Castle, including the best Corfe Castle Hotels…
Introducing Corfe Castle, a charming Dorset village
Perhaps rather confusingly, Corfe Castle is both the name of a charming Dorset village and a castle. While the village derives its name from the castle itself, the charm and beauty of the settlement means that Corfe Castle village has pretty much become an attraction in its own right.
Home to a church with roots dating back to the 13th-century, a secondary chapel, and a free-to-visit town museum delving deep into the history of the town and its local industries (read: mainly stone-based), there’s no shortage of things to see and do nearby (including many Dorset hidden gems)… And that’s before you’ve even headed out for hikes or to indulge in fish and chips at the nearby beaches.
Things to know before booking Corfe Castle Accommodation
If I could give you just one piece of advice, it would be to make sure to hire a car when exploring the South West of England. Public transportation is pretty patchy and while buses are pretty affordable, when there are two of you, train prices become pretty prohibitive.
To allow for the maximum flexibility and ease of access to the many attractions and things to do in Dorset, you’ll therefore want to hire a car. If you’re visiting from overseas, then know that like Australia and Cyprus, and the Republic of Ireland, the UK too drives on the left-hand side of the road.
You should also consider bringing along a universal travel adapter like this one to keep all of your electronics (including your camera to take all of the beautiful photos) charged on the go. Otherwise, be sure to pack good walking shoes (there are plenty of stunning walks to be taken in the Southwest) and some rain gear. Even during the summer months, sudden rain showers are not common and you’ll want to be prepared! So without further ado, here’s where to stay in Corfe Castle…
Best hotels in Corfe Castle (our top recommendations based on location and online reviews)
Farrier’s Lodge, Corfe Castle
If you’re looking for a charming holiday cottage where you’ll have access to facilities such as your own kitchen, a seating area, multiple bathrooms, and multiple bedrooms, then consider booking this beautiful place to stay. Situated quite literally in the middle of the village, there’s also a garden and free WiFi
Olivers of Corfe Castle
For a quintessentially British B&B (Bed and Breakfast!) experience, then you need to look no further than the incredibly well-reviewed Olivers of Corfe Castle. Situated less than half a kilometre away from the romantic ruins themselves, amenities at this Corfe Castle accommodation include free parking and an on-site bar. Every room also has a TV and a coffee machine.
Moretons House Hotel
Set against the backdrop of a 16th-century Elizabethan Manor House, Moretons House Hotel is just a little walk away from the Corfe Castle town centre and features individually designed rooms. Well-reviewed across the web, amenities at this Corfe Castle accommodation include free parking, a restaurant on-site (serving locally sourced food), and some rooms even boast castle views.
Ammonite Bed and Breakfast
One of the more cosy hotels in Corfe Castle is that of the Ammonite B&B. Amenities of the place to stay include WiFi, free parking, and a series of different rooms to suit different price points (for example some rooms offer a garden view). A full English breakfast (with a vegetarian option) is also served.
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