"The village Corfe and its castle!" Top 5 Page for this destination Corfe Castle by Jenniflower

Corfe Castle Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 192 photos

As you enter Corfe, the castle ruins come into view, overlooking the town, on the hill. The hill it is on is very steep and one can imagine how, in war times, how very helpful this sheer hill side was in guarding the castle! The soldiers in the castle had a huge advantage over their enemies!

We would love to come back here and explore more, stay for a weekend... the village houses and shops are all built from the local stone and has a lovely atmosphere!

And when you find out how much history this little village and castle ruin have, it shows just how important a role this village and castle played through the centuries in England.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easily accessible to get everywhere
  • Cons:None come to mind... except that it's too far from London to visit often!
  • In a nutshell:Typical English village :)
  • Last visit to Corfe Castle: May 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Yes, it's a very evocative ruin. Next time you're in the area also consider Worth Matravers. Cheers

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    I cant take my eyes from your pages. Ive been to Corfe Castle. I loved that village and castle. Cottages, streets and the general atmosphere were charming. Great page anyway :)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    Jen, lovely little page. Although I have travelled a lot in England, I must admit that I have never heard of Corfe. Nevertheless, I might have seen a photo of the castle in one of my guidebooks.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    I never got to go to Corfe castle when I was going out with the ex his mum lived in Swanage lots of great walks around that area & even a little steam train to take you to the castle

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    A well researched page. I love little towns that can be easily walked.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2007 at 2:11 AM

    I enjoyed reading about your visit to this impressive ruined castle. Thanks for including the historical background.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    Its certainly has a certain appeal when its misty as it was when you were there as can see by your lovely castle photos! Been twice but sun was shining both times (one of those amazing summers that summer lasted longer than the longest day!)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2007 at 2:39 AM

    Still smiling about your packing tip. What a haunting, wonderful atmosphere for the ruins of the castle. Love the stone houses. Another winning combination of your narratives and lovely photos.

  • Jun 8, 2007 at 3:17 PM

    So much mystery here Jenni! Hope I can get here on my travels in England :-)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2007 at 1:12 AM

    Very atmospheric photos. My primary school in London had a picture of Corfe Castle on its badge (tell you why when I see you - long story!) but I've never been there. Looks like I should!


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