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Corfe Castle

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Corfe Castle

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Private tour from Portsmouth: Sandbanks, Studland, Swanage, Corfe and Minstead.
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Private tour from Portsmouth: Sandbanks, Studland, Swanage, Corfe and Minstead.

We head to one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the UK: Sandbanks. This beautiful peninsula on England’s south coast is well known for its golden sandy beaches and its laid-back vibe. <br><br>Studland comes next, this vast area of sandy beaches and heathland is a fascinating mosaic of habitats from heaths to sand dunes. <br><br>Our third stop is Swanage, a small seaside town in the south east of Dorset, a World Heritage Site on the Isle of Purbeck.<br><br>Then we will head to Corfe, a village full of history which offers a unique range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and tea houses. It is well worth a visit!! After a visit to the castle what about relaxing over a cappuccino or a full Dorset cream tea whilst enjoying the stunning scenery of the Purbeck Hills.<br><br>Finally, a quick stop at Minstead a rambling village which is the last resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rufus Stone, all Saints Church and the Trusty Servant.<br><br>Missing you already !!
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Lucy S wrote a review Feb 2021
39 contributions11 helpful votes
The castle is closed at the moment in lockdown but when it is open it is a great place to visit. I have been coming here for the last 30 years. The views from the top of the castle are fantastic, they have bits about the history as you go through and the whole place dominates the landscape around. Sometimes in the summer they have falcon displays, cinema and events
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Chi_Alex2 wrote a review Dec 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom119 contributions51 helpful votes
As somewhat of a history nerd, what can I say? This place is incredible, it blew me away! Dating originally from just after the Norman Conquest of 1066, this castle has had a turbulent history culminating in its destruction (or vandalism) by Parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War of 1645. The sheer scale of the forces involved in its destruction necessitates visting this site. You will see the classic design of castles, from its Norman keep to expansions under Henry I, II and III. A tour of the castle will take you back in time to that fateful day in March 1865 when it was blown up. Aside from the history, which they just don't teach this in schools anymore, the castle also offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside and Swanage Railway below. The castle also offers reenactments, though we were pressed on time so did not mange to take any of these in. A must for history lovers and those who want to see a place of national historical importance. A truly awe inspiring place.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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NichaUk wrote a review Dec 2020
UK1,137 contributions241 helpful votes
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We visited on a really windy and rainy day, but it was still worth the visit. The kids enjoyed looking for the shields and pumpkins and the views over the town from the top was amazing. As with everything now, timed tickets need to be booked in advance.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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crag1975 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bushey, United Kingdom59 contributions37 helpful votes
Visiting the castle was one of our highlights of our trip to Dorset. Lovely castle to potter around, lovely views, friendly staff. The highlight for my teenage son too!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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nicoladia wrote a review Nov 2020
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We loved this place . So interesting - brilliant stories behind it . The castle remains have a proper wow factor - stunning . Information points with buttons to press are good to listen to . The village at the bottom is beautiful - so quaint ! Bakery n gift shops . Lovely cottages to admire . Ww gad soup in National Trust Cafe ...very nice . Lovely walk next to stream from National Trust Car Park up to village . Brilliant !!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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