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The Village

Corfe Castle is a picturesque medieval village which nestles within a gap between  the Purbeck Hills (downs). The area is known as the Isle of Purbeck because the unique combination of chalk downland, heath, and spectacular coastline lend the area a really special atmosphere. Much of the surrounding countryside and village is protected by the National Trust.

The castle was blown up by Oliver Cromwell’s army in 1646 but the towering  ruins still dominate the village and are well worth a visit. Corfe Castle railway station is perfectly preserved and the steam railway provides a regular service to Swanage.
There are four pubs in the village providing a wide range of excellent food and beers and a high quality restaurant in the local hotel.

Travel Information
Corfe Castle is reached by the B3531 from Wareham, or it is accessible from Swanage or from Poole via the Sandbanks ferry. There are three car parks, some free, with spaces for the disabled.

The nearest mainline train stations are Wareham and Poole. The Swanage Railway runs from Corfe Castle to Swanage. Buses routes connect the village to Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth, Swanage and Studland.