Tudor Christmas at the Castle

Date/Time: Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Saturday, 31st December 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: National Trust Castle Castle
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Category: Christmas

Tudor Christmas at the Castle


Join our lord of misrule and walk through the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two.

During the reign of Elizabeth the first, Christmas was a mixed affair with traditions travelling back to the middle ages. In Tudor times the rich and poor might find themselves at the same festivities. A time when a commoner might rule for a day and a lord wait upon them, but also when there were growing restrictions levied upon the population by the church. Plus, the castle will be open until 7pm for Winter Lights on 10, 16 – 17, 19 – 23 and 27 – 30 December.

Event ticket prices:
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
If you’re be visiting after dusk please bring a torch for the walk from the car park up to the castle.
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes, and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the outer bailey only.

Tudor Storytelling at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm. When the castle is open for Winterlights until 7pm storytelling will continue at 4.45pm, 5pm, 6pm and 6.15pm. Please note: storytelling involves walking through the castle grounds up to higher levels – suitable footwear for uneven ground recommended.


National Trust Castle Castle
The Square, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EZ United Kingdom

Disclaimer: The event details are believed to be correct at time of publication. Please check with the event organiser if you have any questions.