Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Corfe Castle is a small village on the Isle of Purbeck located midway between Wareham to the north and Swanage to the south in the picturesque county of Dorset.  Wandering around the village with its charming buildings constructed from the local Purbeck stone we soon arrived in the village square.  Here we found a cluster of small buildings comprising a post office,  village store, church, a couple of pubs and a National Trust shop where we always find a good range of gifts and handicrafts to tempt us.

image Trebuchet, Outer Bailey, Corfe Castle

Moving on, we strolled up the steep path to the castle which bears the same name as the village below.  Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.  The castle was named  ‘Corfe’  which means a cutting or gap as it was actually built in a gap of…

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