Corfe Castle

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Corfe Castle is a delightful village set in The Purbecks on the road to Swanage. The village is dominated by the ruins of the Norman Castle itself. The Castle was besieged and destroyed during the Civil War in 1646 and today is run by the National Trust.

Constructed from the local Purbeck stone, the Castle remains are a testament to the strength of the castle, and the durability of the local stone. The village buildings are also constructed out of Purbeck stone, adding to the villages charming character. There is a Visitors Centre located near to the Castle, which provides a background of the Castle as well as a look at how people lived in medieval times.

Corfe Castle can now be viewed on Google Street View, follow this link to see Corfe >

In the area around the village, there are numerous Bed & Breakfast establishments and Pubs with rooms, so there's no excuse for not visiting. The village itself can get very busy during peak tourist times, so be prepared for possible traffic queues. There are car parks available, but they can be busy. There are a choice of eating places, all of which offer a high standard of food at reasonable prices. Having visited Corfe, why not carry on the road to Swanage ?

Panoramic shot of Corfe Castle nestling in the Purbeck hills

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