Swanage to Wareham Train Service to resume after 45 years!

Swanage to Wareham Train Service to resume after 45 years!

PUBLIC TRAIN SERVICE TO LINK SWANAGE & CORFE CASTLE WITH THE MAIN LINE AT WAREHAM – FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972 History is to be made next month with the return of a public diesel train service from Swanage and Corfe Castle to the main line at Wareham – for the first time in 45 years. The volunteer-led Swanage Railway plans to run its first diesel-hauled passenger train into Wareham station on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017. Train times and fares for the Wareham service can be viewed at www.swanagerailway.co.uk That will be…continue reading →

Winners of the 2015 Prize draw

Winners of the 2015 Prize draw announced! Over 115 entries were made in the "Shop in Corfe Caste for Christmas “ prize draw. Thanks to everyone for taking part and we hope you enjoyed being in Corfe Castle.
Shop Local: Light up your Christmas Shopping at Corfe Castle

Shop Local: Light up your Christmas Shopping at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle businesses have joined together to invite Dorset residents to include Corfe Castle village as a venue for their Christmas shopping. And to do so they have put together a £400 PRIZE DRAW, including a giant hamper and 6 separate prizes of meals/teas at Corfe Castles excellent pubs and restaurants.
Feature Pic of the Day

Feature Pic of the Day

A stunning photo of Corfe Castle has been featured on Bing.com as their feature pic of the day today (9th January 2015). Colourful sunrise over Corfe Castle, Dorset, United Kingdom © Matt Gibson/Corbiscontinue reading →

Free parking for shoppers across Purbeck during the Christmas run-up

DISTRICT chiefs have announced free parking for shoppers across Purbeck during the Christmas run-up. The move, calculated to help boost trade in Swanage, Wareham and Corfe Castle, has been agreed with local chambers of commerce. Purbeck District Council economy spokesman Cllr Peter Webb said: “With a great range of goods for sale in Purbeck, having free parking gives residents that extra incentive to shop locally this year.” Free parking will be available at council-run car parks in Wareham on December 18, 19, 20 and 21. These include the Rempstone Centre, Church Street, Bonnets…continue reading →

Corfe Castle Community Library has been SAVED!!!

This is great news: After months of negotiations and many meetings, Dorset County Council has agreed that the Friends of Corfe Castle Community Library can take over the running of the library. There will be a Celebration Party for the Friends and Volunteers in May 2013. Anybody wanting to join, please phone Alison (01929 480123). The official Hand over Ceremony will be later on in the year. So watch this space. More info: Councillors support handover of library to local community Library Location: East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5EE Telephone: 01929 480760continue reading →

Corfe Castle takes third place in BBC Countryfile Magazine’s most romantic ruin!

Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire has been voted as Britain’s most romantic ruin in a nationwide survey of 2,445 people, carried out by Countryfile Magazine. In what proved to be a close-run poll, the spectacular coastal ruin won first place ahead of Fountains Abbey, also in Yorkshire, and Corfe Castle in Dorset, which both took second and third place respectively. Carreg Cennen Castle in Carmarthenshire came in fourth place. Countryfile Magazine asked the UK’s leading conservation and heritage bodies to name their most romantic ruins, and from the resulting list of 50 properties a…continue reading →

Is Corfe Castle the most romantic ruin in the UK?

Corfe Castle has made it on to Countryfile Magazine’s shortlist of the 10 most romantic ruins in the UK. Intrigued as to why our countryside has so many evocative historic ruins, Countryfile Magazine and John Craven want to explore why so many of us love to visit the crumbling remains of our past. As John Craven says: “Is it by the impact they have on the landscape, the legends that surround them and the part they have played in our nation’s story, or is it simply the place they have in our hearts?…continue reading →