The South Sights

Corfe Castle

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Published 08/30/2016

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One of the most dramatic ruins in Britain, Corfe Castle overlooks the picturesque gray limestone village of the same name. The present ruins are of the castle built in 1086, when the great central keep was erected by William the Conqueror to guard the principal route through the surrounding Purbeck Hills. The outer walls and towers were added in the 1270s. Cromwell's soldiers blew up the castle in 1646 during the Civil War, after a long siege during which its Royalist chatelaine, Lady Bankes, led its defense.

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A351, Corfe, BH20 5EZ, England

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  • £7.72 (£8.18 weekends and during school vacations and national holidays

Published 08/30/2016


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