Discover Corfe Castle and The Isle of Purbeck
Corfe Castle is an historic english village located in the heart of The Isle of Purbeck. The village is a delight to explore and a walk around the streets lined with historic local stone cottages is a walk back in time. Conveniently located for discovering the Jurassic Coast and seaside resort of Swanage this is an idyllic holiday base.
Its unspoiled coastline and natural inland beauty make Purbeck the perfect destination for ramblers, watersport enthusiasts, naturalists, rock climbers and ornithologist. In fact anyone who appreciates the great outdoors. If your fancy is solitude and a peaceful rustic retreat there are plenty of typically picturesque village dotted all over the Island.
And for those who want a traditional family seaside resort, Purbeck offers Swanage. Seaside resorts don’t come much better. Set in a large sandy bay with safe swimming, this is a town that has something for all the family. It has its own steam Railway Company, there are golf courses nearby, some fine eateries and, naturally, Swanage offers an abundance of watersports, great fishing and the opportunity to take many sea excursions. Why not take a trip to Brownsea Island or Poole.
Standing right in the heart of Purbeck is the picturesque town of Corfe with its dramatic ruins of a mediaeval Castle. Now run by the National Trust the castle, once the most fortified in all England, was systematically destroyed after the Civil War. From this vantage point, you can enjoy stunning views across the Purbeck landscape to the sea. If you want to see the Castle in all its former glory, you must check out Corfe Castle Model Village.