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In court there is a visitor centre with considerable information about the castle, and the general area and includes a teashop replaces the lunch.

The castle is currently open to the public and in 2004 received nearly 170,000 visitors. It is now a grade 1 listed building. Into thousand six the condition of the ruins and especially the key were closed to visitors when the National trust undertook extensive renovations to secure visitor safety.

Corfe Castle is the National trust 10 most visited historic house with visitors peaking at 195,000 per annum. Situated on the steep hill access to the castle involves a short climb where it is possible to imagine the difficulty in attacking a well cited fortress.