Corfe Model Village

Corfe Model Village Corfe Model Village

Whenever I travel, no matter where I go; I always look for dog-friendly activities. Some locations are more interesting than others offering unique attractions that welcome dog companions. Margate has a Crab Musuem, Brighton has an electric railway, and Corfe has a model village.

On my recent trip to Lyme Regis, I visited Corfe Castle and the surrounding village. I discovered not only does Corge have a model village but it's dog-friendly too!

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The Corfe Model Village features a 1/20th scale model of Corfe Castle and the village as it was in 1646. You can see what the castle would have looked like had it not been destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War.

Surrounding the model village with its Potting Shed Miniature Museum, gift shop and café, is an acre of landscaped gardens. Much of the Corfe model village was build in the Potting Shed. Each one handcrafted with impressive detail to create an incredibly realistic village. There's also a model of the model, and a model of the model of the model!

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The gardens are charming with a dedicated hide and feeding station for wildlife, a fossil corner, and giant lawn games. The tea room with its 17th century courtyard serves light options made from locally sourced ingredients. The herbs and salad leaves are even grown in their own gardens.

It's a short and sweet attraction ideal for families with children, or anyone who likes miniatures like we do. While it may not be as impressive as Miniatur Wunderland (what is?) Corfe Model Village is still worth a visit. Adult tickets are only £4.50 with dogs allowed in for free.

Photographs by Jack Spicer Adams.