A battle scarred Castle stand above the village. Both share the same name…Corfe Castle.
The Castle was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Its location, on high ground on the Isle of Purbeck* in the County of Dorset, made it a near perfect ‘lookout’ and defensive position. During its history it has fulfilled its role as a fortress, as a Royal Palace and also as a Family home. If you want the full history then your favourite search engine will oblige!
Today, both the Castle and the Village, are on the well trodden tourist trail. But don’t let that put you off…… it is a great place to explore. There is space for everyone and the Castle is much bigger than it looks.
*Isle of Purbeck is not an island, but a peninsula of land with an English Channel coastline.
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