Dorset is full of historic locations that make suitably creepy settings to celebrate Halloween, and none more so than Corfe Castle. It may be the hilltop ruin that inspired the sunny stories of the Famous Five, but as night falls and the staff work their magic it can look pretty sinister for Halloween.
Halloween at Corfe Castle usually lasts for a whole week, with a fun family trail that uses pumpkins, ghostly characters and a whole range of spooky activities. The National Trust pulls out all the stops to make the castle spark young imaginations, and following the trail is a great way for youngsters and adults alike to learn about the castle’s thousand year history.
Corfe Castle towers high above Purbeck, making a formidable sight and affording spectacular views for its visitors. Better still, the castle is packed with toe-curling tales of treason and treachery, and the atmosphere comes into its own as families look for a unique way to spend the spookiest of seasons.
There are special events held at the castle throughout the year, including medieval falconry, open air theatre and summer festivals celebrating local produce, food and drink. The castle is still very much a part of Dorset’s events calendar, so check what’s on before visiting during a Dorset holiday.