Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Corfe Castle

The first view of Corfe Castle in Dorset is almost guaranteed to take your breath away.

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12 top campsites near Corfe Castle

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Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
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Camp Hartland

50 units · Tents6 acres · Wareham, Dorset, South West England
Traditional camping on the Isle of Purbeck with campfires allowed and a pub next door
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£24
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The Blue Pool

8 units · Glamping5 acres · Wareham, England
Treehouses on the edge of Dorset’s Blue Pool
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£185
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Charisworth Farm

28 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Dorset, South West England
A spacious campsite in a traditional parkland setting, with campfires allowed and farm animals to meet
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£30
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Southover Woods and Camping

15 units · Glamping, Tents60 acres · Dorset, South West England
Nearly wild camping in a vast Dorset woodland
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£30
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The View Camping

53 units · Tents14 acres · Poole, Dorset, South West England
Welcoming family camping with campfires and far-reaching views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills
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£10
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Bincombe Bumps Camping

99 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Weymouth, Dorset, South West England
View-tastic camping overlooking Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast, with campfires, good food, and occasional music.
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Lepe Beach Campsite

20 units · Tents7 acres · New Forest, England
Traditional tent camping with views of the Solent and Isle of Wight. Oh and did we mention it's only 150 yards from the beach!?
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Snelling Farm Campsite

70 units · Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Wareham, England
An amazingly green, natural feel and care-free atmosphere near the Dorset coast
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Muddycreek Farm (New Forest)

50 units · Tents12 acres · Hampshire, South East England
A 28 day August pop-up, offering traditional Hampshire camping on a New Forest Pony farm
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£16
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Misty Meadows Camp

19 units · Glamping10 acres · Dorchester, England
Misty Meadows is a lovely rural pop up campsite open for August only. There is a small lake and a shallow meandering river which you can paddle in. We have flush toilets and home made rustic showers with hot water. There are 20 unfurnished bell tents to hire and also plenty of space to pitch your
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£70
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Farrs Meadow

31 units · Glamping, Tents7 acres · Dorset, South West England
A charming Dorset campsite overlooking the Stour Valley and a short walk from both the river and the market town of Wimborne Minster
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One of England’s most recognisable and memorable sites, the hilltop ruin appears, as if from an Enid Blyton novel, with the Swanage Railway steam train puffing past and the rolling greenery of Dorset's Purbeck Hills all around. That surrounding countryside also plays host to some excellent campsites many of which have been happily endorsed by the experts here at Hipcamp. Take a look at our favourite campsites near Corfe Castle today and start planning your own Dorset adventure…

Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Corfe Castle guide

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Camping and glamping in Corfe Castle

Looking to go camping or glamping near Corfe Castle? You might get closer than you think – not because the National Trust who look after the 1,000-year-old fortress have opened up the gates to let people camp in its shadow, but because Corfe Castle is also the name of the nearby picturesque village. Nonetheless, it’s likely that the awe-inspiring castle is what’s drawing you to this part of Dorset. As one of the county’s major tourist attractions, with a location in the middle of the Isle of Purbeck, who could blame you? It’s had that effect on people for years and one of the results of its popularity is a wealth of campsites within easy reach of the castle walls. The Hipcamp team are a discerning lot though and we only give the thumbs up to places that measure up. You won’t find holiday park-style sites among the Hipcamp collection but you might find somewhere you can pitch up and have a campfire. You’re unlikely to find a run-down mobile home but you might find a restored vintage caravan. If that sounds like the kind of camping or glamping in Corfe Castle you’re looking for, browse the pitches, bell tents, camping pods and shepherd's huts in our hand-picked collection.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

The evocative ruins of Corfe Castle stand at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. Visible for miles around they are one of Dorset’s must-see attractions. Managed by the National Trust, the entrance fee allows you into the grounds and visitor centre where you can learn about the centuries of building, rebuilding and destruction that’s shaped what you can see today. In the nearby village, you can visit Corfe Castle Model Village to see what the castle would have been like before it was left in ruins by Oliver Cromwell’s allies in the English Civil War. The steam and diesel trains of the Swanage Railway puff their way right past the castle, which has its own stop in the village, en route from Norden  to the seaside at Swanage.

Although it’s known as an island, Purbeck is really a peninsula. Surrounded by water on three sides, when you’re on the peninsula, you’re never too far from the sea and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic Coast. Apart from the seaside fun of Swanage, there’s fossil-hunting and snorkelling at Kimmeridge Bay, world-class wildlife watching at RSPB Arne on Poole Harbour and the fascinating rock formations at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The pretty and historic town of Wareham is also within reach and for rainy-day fun there’s Monkey World Ape Sanctuary, the Bovington Tank Museum and Thomas Hardy’s Cottage. For more ideas on things to do in Corfe Castle check out the Visit Dorset website.

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The hilltop ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset appears as if from an Enid Blyton novel, with the Swanage Railway steam train puffing past and the rolling greenery of Dorset's Purbeck Hills all around. Discover the best campsites in the area with this hand-picked collection of favourites, all chosen by the travel experts at Hipcamp.

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