Model Village Gardens & Cafe, Corfe Castle

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The models and gardens are closed for the winter,the tea room and gift shop are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

See Corfe Castle and the village in miniature, still intact before it’s destruction by Cromwell’s troops. 1/20th scale makes you feel like a giant. Set in beautiful Purbeck countryside, with an Enchanted fairy garden, giant games and a punishment corner. With a great tea room serving good quality produce at reasonable prices.
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  • Grew up with model villages and as senior citizens still can't resist a visit when we find a new one. Realistic layout of Corfe village with the fully constructed version of the castle as a...  more »
  • After a visit to the castle ruins a visit to see how the castle and the village would have looked if it was still standing was a must. The whole garden which it is housed in is wonderful and full of.....  more »
  • We stopped here for breakfast and were very pleased with the service and portion size. The food quality was excellent. The setting is very quaint with sparrows looking for the odd crumb. Very reasonably priced.
  • A wonderful place to visit. My 3 year old grandson was absolutely blown away by all the little houses and little people and animals etc. He was so excited, his little voice was getting higher and higher pitched! The staff are wonderfully friendly and welcoming. Its a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Top tip, if you want a trip on the Swanage Railway on the same day, you can get a combined ticket for both, which saves a couple of quid!
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