The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs. The main route through the village is East Street which forms part of the A351 main road taking traffic to Wareham in the north and Swanage in the south. Separating the two streets is an area of common land called “the Halves”.

The Castle

Guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills, the castle is steeped in history.

Model Village

Discover what the Village and the Castle must have been like before it was destroyed.

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway

Catch a steam train to Swanage from Corfe Castle station.


Margaret Green

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

The oldest animal welfare organisation in Dorset – perfect for a family day out.

Corfe For Art

Corfe For Art

Discover what the Village and the Castle must have been like before it was destroyed.

Corfe For Kids

Corfe For Kids

Catch a steam train to Swanage from Corfe Castle station.


Parish Church

Dedicated to King Edward who was killed in 978, reputedly on the orders of his “wicked” stepmother.

Walks around the Village

A series of walks around the Village and Castle.

museums

Museums

Explore the local history.