Corfe View Poole

Corfe Castle, Dorset - History and Stately Magnificent

Corfe Castle, Dorset - History and Stately Magnificent

Corfe Castle

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ

01929 481294

Corfe Castle was Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.

Positioned strategically in the gap between the Purbeck hills; it defended Dorset against attack from the sea.

During the early 13th century it became a comfortable royal residence and one of King John’s favourite castles.

In the 17th century and no longer a royal castle it was in the ownership of Lady Mary Bankes. In an act of betrayal by a member of her garrison, the castle was captured and deliberately demolished, resulting in the dramatic ruin seen today.

Much of the missing stone was used to build the houses of Corfe Castle Village.

Excellent walks in the surrounding countryside.

Poole - Things To Do

poole park

poole park

Famous for its aquatic birds and miniature railway, Poole's Victorian park is great venue for relaxing.

Opened in 1890 by HRH Edward Prince of Wales, the park enjoys an open aspect to the south with extensive views across Poole Harbour.

brownsea island ferries

brownsea island ferries

Est.1887 - Poole's Oldest Boat Company with the newest luxury boats - leaving from the Yellow Kiosks on Poole Quay.

Ferries to Brownsea Island & Harbour tours. 

hamworthy park

hamworthy park

Hamworthy Park Beach is a traditional seaside park located in Poole with a quaint sandy beach with fantastic views over Poole Harbour and the Purbecks.

Poole - Food & Drink Recommendations

Restaurant Recommendations Poole

Restaurant Recommendations Poole

From fishermans cafes to up market celebrity restaurants, Poole really has it all.

delicatessans and cafes

delicatessans and cafes

There are numerous coffee shops and cafes on The Quay and nearby.

Poole Bars and Pubs

Poole Bars and Pubs

Numerous choices all along the Quay or nearby in the Old town centre.